Developer Slink CDs
Linux Central has generously offered free CDs to Debian Developers.
In order to ease their work load, however, they asked Debian to verify
the requests that come in.
Wichert requested the vote system be modified (since it already
verifies developer status based on the keyring). Add filtering (one
request per developer) and a way to collect the data and we're off.
The end result is cdrequest@debian. All developers who wish a free CD
set from Linux Central needs to send a properly formatted email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Then, wait. Linux Central will start shipping
The data is passed through a pseudo header similar to the way the bug
tracking system gets data. In the body of the message, include the
* Name: - shipping name
* Addr1: - street address
* Addr2: - City/state/postal code
* Addr3: - Country code (do not include if you're in the USA)
* Arch: - desired CD sets
The ADDR3: tag will be used to sort orders between national and
international shipping. If you are in the US and you put an ADDR3:
tag, you're liable to delay shipment of your CDs since it'll be queued
for processing as an international shipment.
The ARCH: tag is a choice of i386, sparc, alpha, m86k and source. The
limit is two sets. If you want two, list the choices separated by a
pipe (|) symbol.
Subject: CD Request
Name: Darren Benham
Addr1: 2121 S. Pine Dr.
Addr2: Las Vegas, NV 89108
Above, Darren lives in the US (no ADDR3: line) and is requesting the
i386 CD binary set.
Subject: CDs bitte
Name: Norbert Roeder
Addr1: Am Seegraben 6
Addr2: D-63505 Langenselbold
Above, Norbert lives in Germany (see, the ADDR3: line) and is
requesting two sets, the sparc binaries and the source CDs
If you have any questions, send email to The Project Secretary
Please cc all mailing list replies to me, also.
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