.com and .net (fwd)
To Debian developers: I forwarded this FYI. Who knows, it may be useful some
day that debian.net and debian.com are available to us.
----- Forwarded message from Kelly -----
>From Tensai@mailcity.com Mon Oct 6 09:27:33 1997
Date: Sun, 05 Oct 1997 23:31:35 -0700
From: Kelly <Tensai@mailcity.com>
Organization: Innovatum Digital Solutions
X-Mailer: Mozilla 3.02 (Win95; I)
Subject: .com and .net
hi,.. im like not even worthy to talk to you guys but i think your
project is absolutely incredible. the non-profit nature of your project
is scary in the least. you guys are so great, i dont konw what i would
do if you couldnt afford to keep doing such work. i was checkin out
whois on internic the other day (cause i own a web server/shell server
company) running debian soon (like in 2 weeks) i might add. i noticed
debian.com and .net werent taken. i was scared that it might be
exploited so i got them. i want to let you know that if you ever want to
use them,.. ill let ya. i want to help your project. is there anything i
can do? i would like to be involved. maybe my company could be on a os
user committe or something to help you develope better advances and the
such. whatever. have a great day. please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org
thanks kelly :o)
----- End of forwarded message from Kelly -----
We happen to agree that Debian is pretty good. Just wait though - it's
going to get much better over the next few months.
You ask what you can do to help. Here are a number of things you can do:
Donate some money to Debian. It doesn't have to be a lot, but we do have
expenses. If your business is based on Debian, you should be able to
afford a fraction of what you pay the other guys for their software.
Plus, since maintenance will be easier your profit will be higher.
Subscribe to debian-user and help answer questions.
Take over maintainence of a package or two (or three or four :)
Subscribe to debian-devel and hang out for a while. You know what your
strengths are and you may see a need that you can help with.
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