[replying to the whole thread so far] I agree with Tolimar that this is worth more than a DWN item. I started this thread, but as I'll be on the road for the next few days, I'm not able to spend time on drafting a press release, much as I'd like to :-/ Anyway, <http://wiki.debian.org/presscoverage> is current with what google news allerts carried to me so far, and I think compared with other events the number of identical repetitions of the first story/the official press text is remarkably low. Since the HP announcement went out today, I think Debian should issue a statement within the next two days or not at all. Perhaps something like this: === Debian welcomes HP's support As the first major OEM, Hewlett Packard announced the addition of Debian GNU/Linux as a fully supported Linux distribution on monday. The support is offered for a range of its BladeSystem server hardware as well as the new t5725 Thin Client hardware. <#include more information about how far this support goes? Perhaps the quote "With Debian, just like with Red Hat and Novell/SUSE, we'll be taking real calls from real customers to address their support needs" from Jeffrey Wade> This is not the first time HP shows appreciation for Debian GNU/Linux: the company is donating hosting and bandwidth for a number of servers of the Debian project. <#include some blurb of Bdale working at HP here? Don't know how to make the connection right now, though.> While support for Debian GNU/Linux on hardware from various vendors, including HP, IBM and others, has been available on a case per case basis for a number of years, this is the first time a major vendor offers support as part of a standard package <better language here!>. <here would be a good place for a DPL quote :-)>, said Debian project leader Anthony Towns. <I'm sure you can add more paragraphs here ad lib... :-) > <about Debian> <about HP> === As I said, ENOTIME, but perhaps this can be a basis. greetings -- vbi -- Umlaut Zebra über alles!
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