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Re: FW: [NTSEC] (Fwd) DESCHALL Press Release

Jim Pick <jim@jimpick.com> writes:

> > > I suggest to use debian@debian.org as common identifier for Debian
> > > friends. In case we get the money (why should we ?) I suggest to pass
> > > 50% to Linux International and keep 50% for Debian.
> > 
> > Please use an address at Linux International, not one in the Debian
> > domain. It is not our policy to compete with other Linux distributions.
> > If we are to join this challenge, it should be for all Linux, not for
> > Debian alone.

> I get the impression that you've been hoodwinked into thinking there
> is an "official Linux team" - there ain't - there's a linuxnet.org
> team, organized by those IRC guys.
> The odds of winning any of these contests (even with a strong team)
> is something like 1 in 10,000 - so the objective isn't to win - it's
> just to compete.  

IMHO the primary objective is public visibility. It's about the size
of Debian's user base and how many people identify themselves with
Debian in some way.

In the Sollentuna effort about 2% of the blocks were processed by
debian@debian.org, so the chance is a bit better than 1 in 10,000.
But we are talking about only 1000$, and money isn't the primary thing
here. If someone wants to contribute money to Debian, participating in
such a cracking effort is no economic way.

> So I'm still in favour of using the debian@debian.org address,
> even though that address is just an auto-responder.

An rc5@debian.org address or even a mailing list, but
this needs official blessing, and from Bruce's comments I deduce that
this won't happen soon.

So for now use debian@debian.org.

Sven Rudolph <sr1@inf.tu-dresden.de> ; WWW : http://www.sax.de/~sr1/

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