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Re: Open Source Press / No Starch Press as Debian Partner

On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 08:35:48AM +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
> also sprach Matt Kraai <kraai@ftbfs.org> [2009.09.18.0624 +0200]:
> > I appreciate their contributions to the project, but according to
> > http://www.debian.org/partners/partners (that's a weird URL),
> > "Donations to the Debian project do not qualify an organization
> > for Partner status."  Please see that page for more information on
> > how these publishers could become partners.
> Who makes these rules and on what basis? They seem to completely
> miss the point. Now we have Black Cat Networks providing "domain
> registration services" and Linux Central offering CDs (I've never
> seen one such CD at a conference) prominently listed with logos and
> paragraphs, but two publishers that have donated over 20k in the
> last four years do not get a mention?
> I also doubt that there's a CD vendor generating these amounts for
> Debian.
> I appreciate that there are rules, but those rules may well be
> inadequate for this situation.
> Where can we go from here?

I'd suggest contacting partners@debian.org with your concerns.  If
that isn't satisfactory, I'd fall back to the DPL.  The web team isn't
(IMO) the right group to be making these kinds of decisions.

Matt Kraai                                           http://ftbfs.org/

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