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[heroes] Re: cPanel offer to the openSUSE Project
Hi all,

sorry for my very looooooong delay, but I had quite a ToDo list the last

Here comes my suggestion - as discussed with Douglas and our Engineers -
for the network cards.

I hope an - Link is okay for you.

Alternatively - depending on your financial / accounting - if you want
to buy directly in EU and just pay the invoice - and avoid customs foo
(as these cards are needed in Nuremberg datacenter) - you could use a
German supplier (below) with almost same conditions regarding price.

Regarding the server - I will talk to Doug again to get latest state.

Thanks for your help in advance, if I can help somehow with the
purchase, don't hesitate to ask.

Best regards,

Thorsten Bro

Am 01.12.2017 um 15:40 schrieb benny Vasquez:
As a quick followup to my conversation with Doug yesterday, we'd love to
help out with the server that you're wanting for next year, and I'd
still love to pick up those network cards for you this year. We hit
budget freeze on December 15th, so I'll definitely need to be able to
order them no later December 11th if we're going to get them this year.

Talk soon!
benny Vasquez
@cPanelDev <
Manager of Community Engagement

On Nov 21, 2017, at 4:14 AM, ddemaio <ddemaio@xxxxxxx
<mailto:ddemaio@xxxxxxx>> wrote:

Hi Benny,

That sounds good. We can figure out a date after Thanksgiving. I've
included Thorsten in the email, so he will be sending you the link
once it finds a good service to purchase it from.



On 11/17/2017 11:40 PM, benny Vasquez wrote:
The week after thanksgiving would be great! 

I can definitely order the cards and ship them for you. Just send
what you're looking for!

benny Vasquez
@cPanelDev <
Manager of Community Engagement

On Nov 17, 2017, at 5:28 AM, ddemaio <ddemaio@xxxxxxx
<mailto:ddemaio@xxxxxxx>> wrote:

Hi Benny,

I'm actually located in Germany. It would be good to chat with you.
Perhaps we can talk sometime next week or the week after
Thanksgiving and discuss plans for next year. Lars Vogdt is a member
of the heroes team and he is a good point of contact for anything
you would want to send to the heroes team.

We tend to have some difficulty on accepting cash for the project,
so sending money isn't really feasible. What we can do is find the
cards we need through a website and they perhaps you would just
order for delivery in Germany. That would be the best.

The address would be

Douglas DeMaio


Maxfeld Str. 5

Nuremberg, Germany


Lars, could you find a link for the cards that we need and send it
to Benny?



On 11/15/2017 03:04 PM, benny Vasquez wrote:
Sure! I could ship the cards wherever you'd like, but it might make
more sense for me to just send you the cash. That way you can get
the exact thing you're looking for and get it shipped where you
need it shipped.

I'd love to chat about something creative for our support next
year. Are you based in the states, in Germany, or somewhere else
entirely? I'd love to chat when we can both be most comfortable. :)

Side note: I got a rejection from the heroes@ mailing list,
probably due to me not being on it. Would you like me to add
myself? Or is there another good way to handle that?

benny Vasquez
@cPanelDev <
Manager of Community Engagement

On Nov 15, 2017, at 6:32 AM, ddemaio <ddemaio@xxxxxxx
<mailto:ddemaio@xxxxxxx>> wrote:

Hi Benny,
Thank you for the info. I will need to chat with our Heroes team
to see what location the cards are needed. Would it be possible to
ship them to Germany? I assume that's where they will need to go,
but I will need to see. AS for the something next year, I believe
the list below is still current.

The best people to determine what's needed is the
heroes@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:heroes@xxxxxxxxxxx>. I can come work
with you on any publicity surrounding donations to the project.


On 2017-11-13 23:00, benny Vasquez wrote:
Hey Doug!
I'm so sorry for my delay here! You feel off my radar.
I'd like to pick up those 10G Network cards for you this year, since
it's quick and easy. What's the best way to get money to you, so you
can pick up the cards?
Also, I'd like to chat with someone about offering a bit more support
for next year, and potentially some publicity and/or co-marketing
opportunities around that. Who's the best person for that?
benny Vasquez
@cPanelDev <>
Manager of Community Engagement
On Sep 7, 2017, at 8:36 AM, benny Vasquez
<mailto:jennifer.vasquez@xxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
Thank you so much Doug!
We're finalizing the planning of our conference right now, so
all of our focus is there. We'll circle back to this around the
beginning of October.
Talk soon!
benny Vasquez
@cPanelDev <>
Manager of Community Engagement
Join us for the 2017 cPanel Conference!
Sept. 26th & 27th in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. <>
On Sep 7, 2017, at 7:50 AM, ddemaio <ddemaio@xxxxxxx
<mailto:ddemaio@xxxxxxx> <mailto:ddemaio@xxxxxxx>> wrote:
Hi Benny,
Sorry it has taken so long to get back with you. Our Heroes
team who manage the project's infrastructure discussed your
offer for supporting the project and came up with the following
list of items that we could find useful:
Regarding OBS sponsoring, we are more or less always looking for:
* "local" storage (FC would be nice to fit into our current SAN) to
 store the build results or caches (ATM we are urgently looking
for a
 replacement of a 5 year old SAS disk array with 32TB capacity).
 The cost for such an array are starting at 35k EUR.
* more build workers (especially ARM or ppcle architectures or x86
 workers with a huge (>=1Tb) amount of RAM. Starting at 2-10k EUR.
* backend machines (for running schedulers, etc.) with special
HW setup.
 Around 15k EUR.
* 2-Port 10Gb network cards for some virtualization machines.
 at 250 EUR.
* Mirror servers around the world, that have ~20TB capacity and
can be
 pushed via rsync (additional ssh access might be good for initial
 setup and debugging)
I have cced Lars Vogdt and the Heroes team. Please let us know
if you have any questions.
On 03/07/2017 03:32 PM, benny Vasquez wrote:
Hi Doug! Please do ask Max to send along the details on how we
could help.
benny Vasquez
@cPanelDev <>
Community Manager
benny@xxxxxxxxxx <mailto:benny@xxxxxxxxxx>
Meet me at WHD.Global Booth G19
March 27th - 29th
On Mar 7, 2017, at 4:30 AM, ddemaio <ddemaio@xxxxxxx
<mailto:ddemaio@xxxxxxx> <mailto:ddemaio@xxxxxxx>> wrote:
Hi Benny,
Thank you for the email. Max is part of our infra team and
has identified a possible need with our
<> <>
infra. We would be grateful for cpanel's support. He could
email you the details of how you could help.
On 03/06/2017 11:51 PM, benny Vasquez wrote:
Hey Andrew!
I wanted to check in with y'all and see how things are
going! Have you found where we might best be able to help yet?
Thanks so much!
benny Vasquez
@cPanelDev <>
Community Manager
benny@xxxxxxxxxx <mailto:benny@xxxxxxxxxx>
Meet me at WHD.Global Booth G19
March 27th - 29th
On Dec 6, 2016, at 2:25 PM, benny Vasquez
<mailto:jennifer.vasquez@xxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
Hi Andrew (and everyone else)!
It's so great to hear from you, and thank you so much for
reaching out. We are honestly interested in helping get you
the things that you need that you just can't get for
yourself. Funding is definitely an option, as is hardware.
We're open to helping in whatever way we can, short of
hiring people or time-space manipulation. :D  We are mostly
interested in things that directly support Open Build
Service. Here are examples of ways we've supported other
* Project funding
* Equipment loans
* Logo redesign
* Foundation contributions
* Bandwidth + hardware for mirroring
What works best for you all?
Talk soon!
-- benny
On Dec 1, 2016, at 8:48 AM, Andrew Wafaa
<awafaa@xxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:awafaa@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
<mailto:awafaa@xxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
Hi Kenneth and Benny,
On behalf of the openSUSE Board and the openSUSE
Community, I would
like to extend our heartfelt thanks for your kind offer of
to the openSUSE Project!
If possible could you clarify how you would like to assist the
openSUSE Project, are you looking at ways of funding
financially or
ways to contribute hardware or services? The openSUSE
Board would like
to ensure that cPanel's contribution benefit both openSUSE
and cPanel
as best as possible and that we as a community rightfully
our sponsors.
From an infrastructure perspective, there are various ways
to assist,
whether it's by providing a mirror service, hosted
resources or by
funding hardware for in-house use. openSUSE has an annual
(normally in Europe) where sponsorship is always welcome,
and in
addition we also have smaller events in Asia as well as
in events like SCALE and LFNW in the US where funding
assistance is
also welcome. Another possibility is to sponsor a specific
sprint on
technology that benefits both entities.
If you could assist us with better understanding where and
how you
would like to sponsor that would help us in gratefully
accepting your
Kind regards,
Andrew Wafaa
On behalf of the openSUSE Board
benny Vasquez
@cpaneldev <>
Community Manager
benny@xxxxxxxxxx <mailto:benny@xxxxxxxxxx>


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- Operations & Services (OPS), SUSE IT -
SUSE Linux GmbH, GF: Felix Imendörffer,
Jane Smithard, Graham Norton, HRB 21284 (AG Nürnberg)
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