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updating www.debian.org/partners section

Dear friends from partners and website team:

I'd like to work in the following months in updating the Debian
website partners section.

I'm trying to split the task in small chunks so it becomes something

This mail is about changing the structure of the page only, so it can
show info for different years. If this is accepted, then the work is
split in 3 parts:

* Updating the past (2016, and maybe former years, gathering info from
different places to create past partners lists).
* Updating the present (2016, current list of partners)
* Creating the future (design the criteria 2017 partners program).

My idea is to make www.debian.org/partners look like

* An index page showing the current partners and linking to previous
years. (see the attached index.wml file)

* One folder for each year, containing:
** The info of the partners program for that year (see 2015_index.wml
and 2015_partners.wml attached)
** The list of partners (see 2015_partners.data, images not attached
but there would be a folder with them).

My idea is to copy the info that is currently showed in the website,
in the "2015" subfolder.

For 2016 we can copy the same info, or put stubs "the 2016 partners
program is under construction" (and together with the other friends of
the partners team, try to come up with a renewed list before the year

And definitely try to design an updated partners program conditions
for 2017.


* What do yo think?

* There is a slight change between what is shown in the 2015 folder
and the current website: The current website, in the conditions of the
partners program, mentions only Development partners and Service
partners, but the actual list of partners includes a 3rd type,
"Financial Partners", with a brief description. So the 2015 partners
folder, in the conditions of the partners program, includes the 3
types of partnerships with description.

* Maybe some of the merchandising vendors should be listed here as
"Financial partners" too? If yes, I can gather the corresponding list
and put them in the 2015 folder.

* In the section "How can my organization contribute to Debian?" there
is only mention of "donations" and "partners program". I think
currently we have 2 more ways, "DebConf" and "LTS". IMO they should be
mentioned here, linking to the teams dealing with those kind of
donations, but maybe it becomes too confusing, and maybe this list is
not comprenhensive either.

* Please note that showing the info per year does not mean that the
partners program is yearly, we can set conditions that persist during
several years. It's only for easiness of maintenance/visualization,
for now.

Friends of the website team:
* I've omitted the makefiles because I confess I'm not sure how they
should look like, any help here is very appreciated.

Best regards

Laura Arjona Reina
#use wml::debian::template title="Debian Partners" BARETITLE=true
#use wml::debian::recent_list
#include "$(ENGLISHDIR)/partners/index.include"

<H3>What is the Partners Program?</H3>
<div class="centerblock">
  <p>The Partners Program was created to recognize companies and organizations 
    that provide ongoing assistance to Debian. Because of the substantial 
    support provided by these partners, we have been able to expand and improve 
    Debian. We would like to officially recognize their efforts, and continue 
    to maintain a good working relationship.</p>

<p>For more information on the Debian Partners Program, visit
     <A HREF="$(CUR_YEAR)/partners">Partners Program</A>.</p>

<h1><a href="$(CUR_YEAR)/">Current Partners</a></h1>

#include "$(ENGLISHDIR)/partners/$(CUR_YEAR)/partners.data"


#include "$(ENGLISHDIR)/partners/years.include"
<p>Information about partners program and list of partners from previous years can be viewed using the following pages:
<:= get_past_partners_list(); :>
#use wml::debian::template title="Debian Partners for 2016"
#use wml::debian::recent_list

<h3>2016 Partners Program conditions</h3>

<p>For more information on the Debian Partners Program for the year 2016, visit
the  <a href="$(ENGLISHDIR)/partners/2016/partners">2016 Partners Program</a>.</p>

<h1>2016 Partners</h1>

#include "$(ENGLISHDIR)/partners/2016/partners.data"


<p>Information about the current partners program 
and list of current partners can be viewed at the 
<a href="..">partners program page</a>.
  <typeofpartner "Development Partners">

    <partnerlogo "Hewlett-Packard" hp.gif "http://www.hp.com/";>
      <p><a href="http://www.hp.com/";>Hewlett-Packard</a> has provided hardware for port development, 
      Debian mirrors, and other Debian services (current HP hardware donations are listed in 
      the <a href="https://db.debian.org/machines.cgi";>Debian machines</a> page). 
      For information about HP's involvement in the Linux Open Source
      community, see <a href="http://www.hp.com/products1/linux/";>HP Linux</a>.</p>

      <p>Hewlett-Packard  is one of the largest computer companies in the
      world, providing a wide range of products and services, such as
      servers, PCs, printers, storage products, network equipment, software,
      cloud computing solutions, etc.</p>


    <partnerlogo "Thomas-Krenn.AG" thomas-krenn.png "http://www.thomas-krenn.com/";>
      <p><a href="http://www.thomas-krenn.com";>Thomas Krenn</a> has provided a new high-end server for the Debian cdbuilder
      service. In addition, Thomas Krenn is a regular hardware sponsor for
      DebConf or the Debian booth at LinuxTag. For information about Thomas
      Krenn's involvement in the Linux Open Source community, see
      <a href="http://www.thomas-krenn.com/linux";>http://www.thomas-krenn.com/linux</a>.</p>
      <p><a href="http://www.thomas-krenn.com";>Thomas Krenn</a> is Europe's leading online shop for server systems and
      high-quality hosting. They offer rack-mountable servers, silent and
      low-noise servers, storage systems and virtualization solutions. Thomas
      Krenn is the only hardware shop who delivers individual configured
      servers within 24 hours across Europe. And of course they support Debian
      as operating system on their servers!</p>


    <partnerlogo "trustsec IT solutions GmbH" trustsec.png "http://www.trustsec.de/";>
      <p><a href="http://www.trustsec.de/";>trustsec</a> pays two Debian
      developers to work on the S/390 port of Debian and packages mainly
      related to Java. They host the
      <a href="http://www.trustsec.de/deb390/";>web portal</a> for Debian on
      S/390 and zSeries. They've paid and worked on the free Debian CDs for
      LinuxTag 2001 in Stuttgart.</p>

      <p>trustsec offers customer support, consulting and training for Debian
      on the Intel PC architecture (i386), PowerPC and IBM S/390 and is
      specialized on network security and software development with Java.
      Please e-mail <a href="mailto:info@trustsec.de";>info@trustsec.de</a>
      for more information.</p>


    <partnerlogo "credativ GmbH" credativ.png "http://www.credativ.com/";>
       credativ is a service oriented company focusing on open-source software
       since its foundation in 1999. World-wide Debian support is provided by
       credativ's <q>Open Source Support Centers</q> around the
       <p>A large number of credativ staff are Debian developers,
       several of them very well know in the community. From the very beginning
       credativ has actively supported the Debian project.
      For more information please visit <url "http://www.credativ.com/";>.</p>


    <partnerlogo "Skolelinux" skolelinux.png "http://www.skolelinux.org/";>
      <p><a href="http://www.skolelinux.org/";>Skolelinux</a> is
      heavily involved in both the creation and testing of the new
      debian-installer and the localization of Debian.</p>

      <p>Skolelinux is an effort to create a  Debian Pure Blend aimed
      at schools and universities.  An easy 3-question installation results
      in a preconfigured system tailored for schools, requiring almost no
      Linux or networking knowledge.  This includes 15 preconfigured
      services and a localized environment.</p>


    <partnerlogo "Genesi" genesi-logo.png "http://www.genesi-usa.com/";>
    <p>Since 2002, Genesi has provided the hardware it designs and develops
    to the Debian community. Genesi also employs Debian developers to
    support their platforms.</p>
    <p>Genesi's <a href="http://www.genesi-usa.com/products";>Efika MX</a>
    ARM-based computers are designed to bring low cost, energy efficient
    computing resources to the mass market. For information about Genesi's
    involvement in the Linux Open Source community, please visit
    <a href="http://www.powerdeveloper.org/";>www.PowerDeveloper.org.</a></p>


    <partnerlogo "Eaton" logo_eaton.png "http://www.eaton.com/";>
      <p><a href="http://www.eaton.com/";>Eaton</a> helps Debian in
      protecting its infrastructure from power issues, and employs a
      Debian Developer to work on UPS and Power Devices support
      through the <a href="http://www.networkupstools.org/";>Network
      UPS Tools</a> and related packages.</p>

      <p>Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components
      and systems for power quality, distribution and control;
      hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and
      mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic
      systems for commercial and military use; and truck and
      automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance,
      fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 75,000
      employees and sells products to customers in more than 150
      countries, with 2008 sales of $15.4 billion.</p>


    <partnerlogo "Simtec Electronics" simtec.gif "http://www.simtec.co.uk/";>
      <p><a href="http://www.simtec.co.uk";>Simtec</a> has provided
      several ARM machines which make up the bulk of the
      Debian ARM infrastructure. In addition Simtec employs several
      developers who contribute towards the Debian ARM port.</p>

      <p>Simtec is a leading provider of ARM based computing products. We
      have a range of
      <a href="http://www.simtec.co.uk/products/boards.html";>boards</a> which
      serve a wide range of uses within the embedded market. We provide a
      complete range of products and solutions which can be tailored to suit
      the customers needs from off the shelf integrator solutions right
      through to fully custom designs. All of our products ship with open
      source tools and operating systems.</p>


    <partnerlogo "Loongson" loongson.png "http://www.loongson.cn";>
      <p><a href="http://www.loongson.cn";>Loongson</a> and
      <a href="http://www.lemote.com";>Lemote</a> have provided several
      Loongson-based machines to Debian. For information about Loongson's
      involvement in the Linux community, see
      <a href="http://dev.lemote.com/code/linux-loongson-community";>Linux at Loongson</a>.</p>

      <p>Loongson processors are a series of MIPS-compatible processors. They
      have been widely used in many areas, such as desktop, server, embedded
      application, high-performance computing etc. For more information,
      contact <a href="mailto:info@loongson.cn";>info@loongson.cn</a>.</p>


  <typeofpartner "Financial Partners">



    <partnerlogo2 "Open Source Press" opensourcepress.png "http://www.opensourcepress.de/";>

      <A HREF="http://www.opensourcepress.de/";>Open Source Press</A> is the
      Munich-based publisher of the book <A
      HREF="http://debiansystem.info/";>The Debian System</A>. For each book
      sold, the publisher and author together donate 1&euro; to the Debian

      <p>Open Source Press specialises on books around Linux and Open Source
      Software, written by authors with considerable experience in the fields,
      and produced in close cooperation with the respective communities. The
      Open Source Press publications are renowned for their quality and


    <partnerlogo2 "No Starch Press" nostarch.png "http://www.nostarch.com/";>
      San Francisco based <A HREF="http://www.nostarch.com/";>No Starch
      Press</A>, publisher of "The Finest in Geek Entertainment," is
      co-publisher of the book <A HREF="http://debiansystem.info/";>The Debian
      System</A>. The company is well known for publishing high-quality titles
      on a broad range of topics including alternative operating systems,
      networking, hacking, programming, and LEGO. No Starch Press donates US$1
      from the sale of each copy of The Debian System to the Debian Project.



<typeofpartner "Service Partners">

<partnerlogo "Brainfood" brainfood.jpg "http://www.brainfood.com/";>
      <p><A HREF="http://www.brainfood.com/";>Brainfood</A> (previously called
      Novare) provides several machines to Debian, as well as hosting and
      server administration services.</p>

      <p>Brainfood is a technology solutions company whose goal is to work
      to produce an ideal result for a specific need, whether it's a website
      or an ongoing, distance-learning intranet application, or custom
      developed software. &nbsp; For more information, contact
      <A HREF="mailto:debian-contact@brainfood.com";>debian-contact@brainfood.com</A>.</p>


    <partnerlogo "Linux Central" linuxcentral.gif "http://www.linuxcentral.com/";>
      <p><A HREF="http://www.linuxcentral.com/";>Linux Central</A> provides us
      with Debian GNU/Linux CD-ROM sets for trade show type events. These
      CD's help to promote Debian by getting the system right in the hands
      of potential and current users.</p>

      <p>Linux Central sells all the
      latest releases of Linux products such as commercial software, books,
      hardware, and versions of major Linux distributions. On Linux
      Central's site you can also find news and basic information about
      Linux, or sign up for a newsletter to stay updated on all newly
      released products or daily specials. &nbsp; For more information,
      <A HREF="mailto:sales@linuxcentral.com";>sales@linuxcentral.com</A>.</p>


    <partnerlogo "RapidSwitch" rapidswitch.gif "http://www.rapidswitch.com/";>
      <a href="http://www.rapidswitch.com/";>RapidSwitch</a> (formely Black
      Cat Networks) is a UK ISP specialising in dedicated hosting. It provides
      dedicated servers, managed servers solutions, colocation services and VPS
      virtual servers.

      It hosts a Debian development machine,
      <a href="https://db.debian.org/machines.cgi?host=caballero";>caballero</a>.


    <partnerlogo "Oregon State University Open Source Lab" osuosl.jpg "http://osuosl.org/";>
      <p><a href="http://osuosl.org/";>The Oregon State University Open
      Source Lab</a> provides hosting and administration services to the
      Debian project.</p>

      <p>The Open Source Lab is a focal point for open source development at
      Oregon State University and beyond.  The OSL provides development,
      hosting and assorted other services to the Open Source community.</p>


      <partnerlogo "Telegraaf Media ICT BV" tmi_logo.png "http://www.telegraaf.nl/";>
        <p><a href="http://www.telegraaf.nl/";>Telegraaf Media ICT BV</a> is supporting the 
    Debian community by donating hardware, rackspace and bandwidth for the Debian server
    hosting alioth, arch and svn.</p>

    <p>Telegraaf Media ICT BV is running its internet infrastructure
    (appx.  200 Intel based servers) mainly based on Debian GNU/Linux
    servers; the sysadmins are highly motivated Debian users and some of
    them also Debian maintainers.</p>

        <p>Telegraaf Media Group runs some of the most popular Dutch websites
    (http://www.telegraaf.nl, http://www.speurders.nl and
    http://www.dft.nl) as well as the two biggest newspapers in The Netherlands.</p>

      <partnerlogo "Metropolitan Area Network Darmstadt" manda_logo.png "http://www.man-da.de/";>
        <p><a href="http://www.man-da.de/";>man-da.de GmbH</a> is the backbone provider of the
    Metropolitan Area Network Darmstadt. It is supporting Debian by hosting several 
    debian.org and debian.net servers as well as the buildd network for experimental 
    and debconf.org machines.</p>
        <p>man-da.de GmbH is operating MANDA, a wide area network in the South Hessen region
    connecting educational and research organisations to a high speed redundant network ring 
    and providing internet access. The company is owned by TU Darmstadt and University
    of Applied Sciences Darmstadt and in addition to operating MANDA it is also providing 
    IT consulting and IT services to both universities.</p>

      <partnerlogo "Bytemark Hosting" bytemark_logo.png "http://www.bytemark.co.uk/r/deb-partners/";>
        <p><a href="http://www.bytemark.co.uk/r/deb-partners";>Bytemark Hosting</a> support 
    us by providing hosting services and sponsorship for the Debian Conference.</p>
        <p>They are a leading Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the United Kingdom and provide scalable,
    powerful and affordable hosting with lots of <q>geek friendly</q> extras as standard.
    Debian GNU/Linux is deployed extensively within their network, and comes recommended
    as the <q>Distribution of Choice</q> to any new customer who's not 100% sure
    on what to pick.</p>

      <partnerlogo "1und1" 1und1.png "http://www.1und1.info/";>
        <p><a href="http://www.1and1.info/";>1&amp;1</a> supports us by
      providing several servers in their Karlsruhe high-performance datacenter.</p>

        <p>1&amp;1 is one of the biggest Domain Registrars and Web hosting companies
        worldwide, with offices in Germany, France, Great Britain, Spain
        and the USA. Most of the over 5 million websites and other services
        managed by 1&amp;1 are running on a Debian-based environment using
        several thousand servers.</p>


      <partnerlogo "DG-i" dgi_logo.png "http://www.dg-i.net/";>
        <p><a href="http://www.dg-i.net/";>DG-i</a> provides the Debian
    project with hardware and hosting services from their colocation sites via
    high-speed connection. <a href="https://wiki.debian.org";>wiki.debian.org</a>
        received an IBM x360 server. </p>

        <p> Dembach Goo Informatik GmbH &amp; Co. KG (DG-i) offers consulting
    services on IT infrastructures, software development and hosting services. DG-i
    supports clients in analysing their IT environment, developing individual
    software solutions and in adjusting client's applications for a seamless
    transition into hosted services. The company designs and supports individual
    operational IT concepts that meet the high quality standards especially in
    E-Commerce and financial services. DG-i holds the necessary hosting
    infrastructure in their Munich and Dusseldorf data centers.</p>




      <partnerlogo "Mythic Beasts" mythic-beasts.png "http://www.mythic-beasts.com";>

      <p><a href="http://www.mythic-beasts.com";>Mythic Beasts Ltd.</a>  supports
      Debian (and SPI Inc) by providing domain registration facilities.</p>
      <p>They are a UK based web hosting, domain registration and co-location


#use wml::debian::template title="Debian Partners Program - description"

<h3>What is the Debian Partners Program?</h3>
<div class="centerblock">
  <p>The Partners Program was created to recognize companies and organizations 
    that provide ongoing assistance to the Debian project. Because of the substantial 
    support provided by these partners, we have been able to expand and improve 
    Debian. We would like to officially recognize their efforts, and continue 
    to maintain a good working relationship.</p>

<h3>What are the criteria for Partners?</h3>
  There are several types of partnerships.  
<li><b>Development Partners</b><br>
  <li> provide equipment to Debian (at greatly reduced cost or on extended loan)
  <li> provide equipment for use at conferences, trade shows, etc.
  <li> provide a hardware based service to Debian (net access, accounts, etc.)
  <li> commercial vendors who maintain key Debian packages
  <li> assist or lead efforts to port and maintain Debian packages 
       on their hardware
  <li> provide free or reduced cost technical service or consulting to Debian
<li><b>Service Partners</b><br>
  <li> assist Debian in distribution of releases
  <li> provide a forum for Debian's press releases and announcements
  <li> provide a free or reduced cost non technical service to Debian
<li><b>Financial Partners</b><br>
 <li>Provide ongoing financial support, 
  like revenue sharing programs.

To be a partner, at least one of the criteria above must be met.
Partners who fall under more than one category can be listed under each
category that they qualify for.

<h3>What does Debian do for the partners?</h3>
  Debian will work closely with all partners to ensure that Debian 
understands the partners needs and concerns, and vice versa.  This will 
enable Debian to remain properly focused within the market through 
the partner's feedback.

  Each partner will have space on the Debian partners web page of that year
  describing the nature of the partnership.
The partner may provide links to be included in this information.

  For companies supplying hardware for porting projects, this page will be
  linked from the relevant porting pages directly as well.

<h3>What do the partners do for Debian?</h3>
In addition to meeting the criteria for partnership stated above, 
the partners should prominently mention Debian in the areas affected by the
They should work with Debian to promote the projects interests.  
Possibilities include:
<li> Links to relevant Debian web pages
<li> Advertising Banners/Buttons/Splashes
<li> Links to current Debian News/Events/Projects
<li> ...and many more!

<h3>How does a vendor become a partner?</h3>

An email should be sent to 
<a href="mailto:partners@debian.org";>partners@debian.org</a> 
with a <a href="../partners-form">proposal</a> for partnership.  
This proposal will be reviewed 
by Debian and discussed with the prospective partner.  Debian will 
then make a decision on whether or not a partnership is possible.

<h3>How and when do partnerships end?</h3>

Debian or the partner may choose to end the partnership at any time.
When the partnership ends, the web page entries related to the 
partner are removed in the current listing (entries in former years remain).  
Partnerships may end for several reasons:
<li>the equipment that was loaned is withdrawn
<li>the service is no longer provided
<li>the goals of the partners no longer coincide with the goals of Debian

<h3>Are there other ways my organization can contribute to Debian?</h3>
<div class="centerblock">
For donations of money, equipment, or services, visit our
<a href="../../donations">donations</a> page.</p>

Sponsorship of DebConf (the annual Debian Conference) is handled by
each year's DebConf Organization Team.
For DebConf Sponsorship, visit the
<a href="https://www.debconf.org";>DebConf</a> page.</p>

Debian LTS funding is handled by the LTS Team.
For LTS funding, visit the
<a href="https://wiki.debian.org/LTS";>LTS</a> wiki page.</p>

If you have another idea that does not suit the above suggestion,
<a href="../../contact">contact us</a>.

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