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Re: All DPL candidates: Debian assets

On Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 07:55:54PM +0100, Neil McGovern wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 01:03:31PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > Do you think it's appropriate for these organizers to use Debian's name in
> > seeking local sponsorship without consulting the DPL?

> Sorry for not being clearer, but no. I think that a central repository
> and/or sponsors team is quite important to ensure that our sponsors
> aren't being pestered by disparate people. Organisations already find
> the concept of Debian's distributedness quite hard to grasp, so I think
> that this contact point would be useful.

> However, with the example of sprints, then it's certainly useful for
> local sponsorship to happen. I'd like to ensure it's easy for people to
> see if some sponsor is being handled by a central team, but that
> shouldn't bind people to a requirement that all requests go through
> there - rather that the central team should be kept in the loop.

> I wouldn't want my employer to offer me the office for a weekend, but
> then me having to ensure approval happens for Debian to use it.

Thanks for the response, and I agree with you that it would be silly to
require central approval before $DD's employer could give them the use of
the office for the weekend, which is not transmutable into global
sponsorship.  I'm mostly interested in the question when someone is looking
for financial sponsorship.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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