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Re: [TREASURER #5526] Re: managing Huawei accounts

On Fri, Apr 01, 2022 at 01:18:43PM -0400, Jonathan Carter via RT wrote:
> On 2022/04/01 19:14, Aron Xu via RT wrote:
> > I don't think there is a contract to actually "sign on the paper",
> > what we need is to create an account on the cloud service platform
> > owned by Debian or SPI, which there will be a service agreement to
> > agree with. Huawei does not ask to sign a separate contract for the
> > donation of credits to this account as far as I know.
> Would it work to update the cloud team delegation so that the cloud team 
> can create and manage this account, and then SPI (or even another TO if 
> needed), just handles the billing part?

I'm not familiar with Huawei's cloud, so I can't offer any specific
advice - but in general, I don't think so.  Here's my understanding.

If Debian delegates creation, then Debian or an individual member owns
the account - not SPI.  We want to avoid that because:

- there's no way for Debian to shield members from the liability created
  by the provider's contract. 
- there's no way for Debian to ensure the member doesn't run off with
  the account, or disappear and lock us out.

That means SPI needs to vet & accept those terms.  When SPI is happy
with the terms, they can sometimes delegate the actual acceptance
process back to us.


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