Proposal: Kubuntu Branded Developer Laptop

Aaron Honeycutt honeycuttaaron3 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 25 16:57:47 UTC 2019


If you have any of those photos of the machine or a link to the
website/page that would be great to see! Thank you for sharing the news
with us!

On Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 1:30 AM Mike Mikowski <mike.mikowski at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Thank you Ovidiu! We will have a test machine shopping here now, and
> should have it loaded by next week. I've also created some visual mockups
> for everyone's review. I hope this would be a great opportunity to help all
> involved with my favorite distro!
>
>
> On Thu, Oct 24, 2019, 23:38 Ovidiu-Florin Bogdan <ovidiu.b13 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hello everybody,
>>
>>
>>
>> Michael contacted me yesterday, since my contact details are on the
>> Kubuntu website. He wants to start a company selling Kubuntu branded
>> laptops, and part of the income to come to Kubuntu.
>>
>>
>>
>> He tried several times to send this email to the Kubuntu devel list and
>> has been bounced. I'm giving him a hand to reach you guys.
>>
>>
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Ovidiu
>>
>>
>>
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: "Michael S. Mikowski" <mike.mikowski at gmail.com>
>> To: Ovidiu-Florin Bogdan <ovidiu.b13 at gmail.com>,
>> ovidiu-florin at kubuntu.org
>> Cc:
>> Bcc:
>> Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2019 17:59:09 -0700
>> Subject: Fwd: Proposal: Kubuntu Branded Developer Laptop
>> Hi Ovidiu:
>>
>> I hope that is how you address you in Romania.  I forwarded this earlier
>> but
>> it was rejected.  Your support would be most appreciated, and I would
>> love to
>> get this running and fund Kubuntu while doing something I love.
>>
>> Cheers, Mike
>>
>>
>> ----------  Forwarded Message  ----------
>>
>> Subject: Proposal: Kubuntu Branded Developer Laptop
>> Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:51:57 PM PDT
>> From: Michael S. Mikowski <mike.mikowski at gmail.com>
>> To: Valorie Zimmerman <valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com>
>> CC: rohangarg at kubuntu.org
>>
>> Hi Valorie and Rohangarg:
>>
>> Sorry if this is a repeat. I had a number of bounces due to the mailing
>> list.
>> Just to be sure, here is the proposal again. If I should send this to
>> someone
>> else, please let me know.
>>
>> Our company (MindShareManagement Inc., a California company) is
>> interested in
>> providing an official Kubuntu 19.10 developer laptop for sale.  We can
>> fund the
>> the project, create the sales site, coordinate marketing, and provide
>> software
>> support. We would share the profits with the Kubuntu organization.
>> Kubuntu
>> would provide the the branding, a prominent landing page, and link to the
>> sales site.
>>
>> I've spent a month consolidating 25 years of  experience of using Unix
>> and
>> Linux to create numerous commercial sites (many HP/HA) into a laptop image
>> well suited for web developers.  We could begin low-volume shipment in as
>> little as two weeks.
>>
>> Please visit https://mmikowski.github.io/k19-10-guide/ and
>> especially https://mmikowski.github.io/k19-10-guide/#appendix-c to see
>> what I
>> have put together.  We have already arrange an OEM, shipping, and
>> branding
>> logistics and have test hardware in shipment.
>>
>> While its obvious we intend to ship this laptop one way or another, I
>> think
>> the links above show how well suited we are for each other. We ship pure
>> Kubuntu 19.10 but with a practical approach to what developers need to
>> get
>> their done with the greatest efficiency and enjoyment.
>>
>> I have spoken with Ovidiu-Florin Bogdan who is copied above.  I believe
>> with
>> Catalina currently upsetting everyone in Silicon Valley, there is no
>> better
>> time than now to have a Kubuntu branded developer laptop on the market.
>> This
>> offer can provide significant income to Kubuntu. Please call or write
>> ASAP as
>> time is of the essence.
>>
>> Sincerely, Michael S. Mikowski
>> 415-418-4731
>>
>>
>>
>>
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