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Re: Developer@debian.org

On 29 Jan 1996, Kai Henningsen wrote:

> branderhorst@fgg.eur.nl (Erick Branderhorst)  wrote on 29.01.96 in <[🔎] 9601291343.AA05738@mailgate.eur.nl>:
> > I'll have to change email adress in the future (near) and was wondering if
> > a solution for this problem could be solved by creating a forward mail
> > account for every developer on debian.org. At only one place in the
> > complete debian-distribution the developers real email adress would be
> > available and to be changed. Is this smart or stupid or are better ways
> > to solve this problem available?
> > Would we need more bandwidth if we should use this solution?
> > Would debian.org be overloaded?
> > Other pro's or con's?
> One obvious modification would be to get another domain name for this,  
> say, use erick_branderhorst@developer.debian.org. The effect is that this  
> can easily be pointed at another machine later without breaking anything.
> MfG Kai

I wonder who is paying for the domain name "debian.org". DNS registration 
is not free now. Is Ian M. paying out of his personal pocket as a 
donation to the Debian Project? Are there other Debian "benefactors"? Or 
is there a for profit organization behind?

I think whether or not it is possible to have a Debian-related address will 
depend on who is financing Debian.

In fact, I would like to know more about this issue.

	Fernando Alegre

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