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This page is about creating a new framework to automate as much as possible the handling of any submissions by external partners:

(If there are others please add to this list)

The Partners page probably doesn't fit here.

What needs to be done:

1. Form for submitting and updating entries

2. Automated checks of the provided informations

3. Persistent storage for all data (database?)

4. Automatic update of the web pages

5. Periodical check of everything

Automatic Checks

List of automatic checks for consultants page

  • submitter email is valid and someone respond
  • provided URL contains informations about consultancy on Debian
  • phone number and fax number are in international format

List of periodic checks

  • submitter email is valid and someone respond
  • provided URL contains informations about consultancy on Debian

How to check if the URL contains informations about consultancy on Debian First of all, the URL shoud point to an existing page Second, a search using the word debian should not fail. an automatic search can be based on this: https://www.google.com/search?q=debian+site%3Awiki.debian.org

Using Mailman

For everything involving e-mail maybe Mailman can be used, since there is a lot in common with maintaining mailing lists:

  • initial submission should triggers the usual challenge response that checks e-mail validity
  • all submissions can (should?) be approved by the "moderators"
  • periodic checks are just messages sent to the relevant mailing list
  • automated update of the webpages is done based on the "subscribed" status
    • if submitter is "subscribed" add
    • if submitter is not "subscribed" (e-mail bounces, not approved by moderators, etc.) entry is removed (or not added)