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Date:      Mon, 6 Aug 2012 14:48:01 +0300
From:      Yoanna Savova <yoanna.savova@cloudsigma.com>
To:        Matthew Seaman <matthew@freebsd.org>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Partnership query
Message-ID:  <CAGhc+qXVgSFvBBr-Mw1MUZtcOZfGgOua1gPFiZScs2nBhHfLWw@mail.gmail.com>
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Hi Mathew,

Thank you very much for the explanations and support! We do provide FreeBSD
so I have filled in and submitted the form. I will be waiting for an e-mail
from your side as stated.

Thank you!
Regards,
Yoanna Savova
CloudSigma


On 6 August 2012 12:35, Matthew Seaman <matthew@freebsd.org> wrote:

> On 06/08/2012 09:15, Yoanna Savova wrote:
>
> > By way of brief introduction, my name is Yoanna Savova, part of the
> > CloudSigma team. We are interested in becoming your partners. We see
> there
> > are many hardware and software vendors enlisted on your site who offer a
> > FreeBSD product.
> > Hence, I am interested to fin out how we can do this. Shall we have a
> call
> > this week?
>
> Hi, Yoanna,
>
> Thank you very much for your interest in FreeBSD.  I think it would make
> an excellent addition to your cloud server OS offering.
>
> However, one thing that might not be immediately obvious: the FreeBSD
> organization is not a commercial entity.  We're a bunch of volunteers
> who build and maintain this operating system in our spare time.
> "Partnering" as such doesn't really fit with the way we work.
>
> Of course, you are very welcome to *use* FreeBSD and offer it as an
> option on your website.  You can just do that without needing to ask
> anyone.  Should you, or your technical team need any assistance with
> that, then feel free to ask on this or any of the more specific mailing
> lists or IRC channels: it's free, and you will generally get a pretty
> fast and accurate response, but that cannot be guaranteed contractually.
>
> If you do make FreeBSD part of your portfolio, then of course the
> project will be glad to add links to your company site on the Hardware
> and Software Vendors pages.  As it says on the site, simply fill out
> this PR form:
>
> http://www.freebsd.org/send-pr.html
>
> with a HTML format paragraph of text describing your FreeBSD related
> services in the description field, set the category to 'www' and class
> to 'change-request', and add appropriate contact details.  (Most of the
> other fields in that form can be left empty as they are irrelevant to
> your particular request.)  The website should be updated with your
> details in due course.
>
> About the closest thing there is to a company supporting FreeBSD at the
> moment is the FreeBSD Foundation: it would probably be worth your while
> enquiring with them about how your company can benefit from supporting
> and being seen to support the FreeBSD project.
>
> http://www.freebsdfoundation.org/contact.shtml
>
>         Cheers,
>
>         Matthew
>
> --
> Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.
> PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey
>
>
>



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