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Re: Lenovo discount portal update (and a few other things)

On Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 1:22 PM Mark Pearson wrote:

> Following on from DebConf 2020 (which I thoroughly enjoyed - thank you!)
> the Lenovo portal that was announced is now available:

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> You should just be able to register with your debian.org email address
> to get the discount on any Lenovo equipment. Do let me know if any
> problems.

I note that some debian.org email addresses are guest accounts for
contributors who are not Debian members (although we do ask that they
don't use these addresses) and some are role addresses (for example
dsa@debian.org corresponds to the Debian sysadmin team (DSA)) and some
of those teams may have recipients who are not yet Debian members.

Does the acceptance of role addresses mean for example that DSA could
buy discounted servers from Lenovo? We have received very favourable
quotes for servers from the local Austrian and Greek Lenovo offices
and turning that into a standard discount that does not require
country-by-country conversations with the local Lenovo offices would
be very helpful.

Many of the Debian membership benefits (link above) also apply to
Debian Maintainers (folks who are not members but can do unsupervised
uploads of particular packages) and Debian contributors in general,
has Lenovo considered including one or both of these groups in the
discount program?



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