Hi, back in November 2004, Noèl Köthe came up with a suggestion for a policy regarding the addition of entries to the Debian consultants list . There has been a discussion about his proposal, and quite a few people contributed valuable additions to the policy. We, the team sitting behind firstname.lastname@example.org, have tried to summarize the various ideas. We're now ready to present this policy to a wider audience for feedback, before we're going to apply it to the website. Please note that the second item in the policy needs more input, because we didn't reach consensus on it. It should either be "Every consultant has to list at least two other means ..." or "Every consultant may list other means ..." Policy for Debian's consultants page ==================================== 1. Mandatory contact information Working e-mail address (reply within four weeks at maximum) Must not be @debian.org address (DMUP) 2. Further contact information Every consultant (has to)|(may) list (at least two) other means of contact except the mandatory e-mail address. The list currently includes: (Preferably street) address, phone, fax, URL (must not be official .debian.org domain, see DMUP) 3. Website If an URL is provided, the consultant must mention their Debian-related work on the website. The Debian distribution must be mentioned explicitly, together with a link to www.debian.org. Removals and modifications of entries ===================================== If the above criteria are no longer met, the consultant should receive a warning message that they are about to be removed from the listing, unless they fulfill all criteria again. There should be a grace period of four weeks. A request for an update of the consultant's information should be sent to email@example.com, preferably from the e-mail address mentioned on the consultants page (http://www.debian.org/consultants). Some parts of the consultant's information can be removed if they don't comply with this policy anymore. The consultant should include the nearest big city to where they reside, so that the information can be grouped geographically.  http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2004/11/msg00000.html -- Tobias Early to bed and early to rise and you'll be groggy when everyone else is wide awake.
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