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Re: New policy for http://www.debian.org/consultants/


there hasn't been any more input to this thread for quite a while now, so I 
gathered all opinions expressed so far and did a (partial) rewrite of the 
new policy for the consultants webpage.

There has been much discussion about the requirement of a link back to 
www.d.o on the consultant's website. Just to make this absolutely clear: No 
consultant will be required to *operate* a website and to link back to 
Debian. However, if they list an URL, there should be some text about the 
consultants work and the aforementioned link to www.d.o. For example, take 
a look at <http://www.brahy.com/>. This surely isn't a website that should 
be linked from the consultants webpage.

Please have a look at this modified version. I'm waiting for your comments.

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 (see DMUP)

2. Further contact information
   Every consultant may list 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 

A request for an update of the consultant's information should be sent
to consultants@debian.org, 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 a region where they reside (this is probably 
the nearest big city in most cases), so that the information can be grouped 
geographically, if needed.



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