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

On Sat, May 10, 2014 at 09:46:05AM +0200, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> On 08/05/14 at 22:56 +0200, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
> > [ CCing leader@ as I think its a rather important thing to discuss ]
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I object against adding new (and incomplete stuff) to a completely outdated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
> > Auditors.
> > 
> > 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
> > who-sponsored-what-and-wants-to-be-published-how.....
> Hi,
> I agree with you that some improvement is needed about how we manage
> and advertise donations. There are plans to do that, but this will
> likely take time. I don't think that we should stop advertising
> donations in the meantime.

https://www.debian.org/misc/equipment_donations is useless, so I agreed (in my
hw-don role) to it's being removed.

bytemark is alread listed at https://www.debian.org/partners/

We need to rethink our bronze/silver/gold partner statuses.

Luca Filipozzi

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