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Bug#721283: [www.debian.org] Please mention Bytemark's donation

[ CCing leader@ as I think its a rather important thing to discuss ]


I object against adding new (and incomplete stuff) to a completely outdated
page. We have a lot of people sponsoring hardware, parts, or monkey for
hardware, including some who did never ever ask for a press release - or don't
even want to have one and maybe don't want to be mentioned at all.

Adding bytemark to https://www.debian.org/misc/equipment_donations looks weird
to all those who sponsored stuff and who would like to be there, and maybe even
weird to bytemark as they are listed with companies who donated a 20gb drive or
similar things years ago (which was EXPENSIVE back at that time).

That page needs to go away, or it needs to be kept uptodate by people who
actually know who sponsored what and who wants/should be mentioned (and thats
not the www team, sorry :)) - either the hardware donations people and/or the

Actually I think we should not publish single donations on the web page at all,
at least not in this form. If there was a press release its in the archive, but
keeping track of all donations is a hard task and prone to problems and errors,
and having a general "thank you" page is at least easier to maintain until we
found a proper way to keep track of



On 05/08/2014 10:28 PM, Holger Wansing wrote:
> Hi,
> Filipus Klutiero <chealer@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Package: www.debian.org
>> Severity: wishlist
>> X-Debbugs-Cc: hardware-donations@debian.org
>> Bytemark recently made a major hardware donation to Debian, on which we released a statement: http://www.debian.org/News/2013/20130404
>> However, there is no permanent mention visible from http://www.debian.org/donations.en.html
>> Bytemark is already credited in http://www.debian.org/partners/index.en.html but not for hardware donations.
>> By the way, both Bytemark and Eaton ( http://www.debian.org/News/2013/20130321 ) made donations to Debian, but none show on http://www.debian.org/misc/equipment_donations.en.html
>> Both appear as "development and service partners", but if it's intended to keep business already listed there out of equipment_donations, I guess the former should be more prominent than the latter on http://www.debian.org/donations.en.html
> I would propose something like this:
> ====== %< ========================================================================
> ted@IBM-T60:~/deb/website/webwml$ cvs diff english/misc/equipment_donations.wml 
> Enter passphrase for key '/home/ted/.ssh/id_alioth': 
> Index: english/misc/equipment_donations.wml
> ===================================================================
> RCS file: /cvs/webwml/webwml/english/misc/equipment_donations.wml,v
> retrieving revision 1.13
> diff -u -r1.13 equipment_donations.wml
> --- english/misc/equipment_donations.wml        30 Apr 2014 09:22:48 -0000      1.13
> +++ english/misc/equipment_donations.wml        8 May 2014 20:29:20 -0000
> @@ -7,6 +7,12 @@
>  <p>The following organizations have donated equipment to Debian:</p>
>  <ul>
> +# misc core infrastructure services
> +  <li><a href="http://bytemark.co.uk/";>Bytemark Hosting</a> has donated a
> +      fully-populated HP BladeSystem (containing 16 server blades) and several
> +      HP Modular Storage Arrays (providing a total of 57 TB); see
> +      <a href="https://www.debian.org/News/2013/20130404";>the statement 
> +      on this</a>.</li>
>  # master & murphy
>    <li><a href="http://www.brainfood.com/";>Brainfood</a> (previously known as
>        <a href="http://www.novare.net/";>Novare International</a>)
> ======= >% ==========================================================================
> I will commit this, if noone objects.
> Holger

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