Migrate many micro and small enterprises to Lubuntu in Brazil

Jackson Doak noskcaj at ubuntu.com
Mon Jan 6 00:37:25 UTC 2014

We're a Free Software project, so we won't charge. But a way for people to
donate money or hardware instead of time would be useful

On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 11:33 AM, Pin Portal <pinportal at msn.com> wrote:

> I didnt understand, How support adding a donate button? Like ''Hey
> company, I will support you, but with you wanna pay for my support, okay.
> If you dont wanna pay for my support, no problem. I do it for free''
> What you said is like this thing that I said?
> ------------------------------
> From: noskcaj at ubuntu.com
> Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2014 11:21:40 +1100
> Subject: Re: Migrate many micro and small enterprises to Lubuntu in Brazil
> To: pinportal at msn.com
> CC: lubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> I would support adding a donate button, especially since our head
> developer doesn't have much time to help any more
> On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 11:19 AM, Pin Portal <pinportal at msn.com> wrote:
> Hello, my name is João, Im from Brazil, I like and use Lubuntu.
> I know that in April, 2014  Microsoft will stop providing updates and
> support for Windows XP users, so I decided to help many micro and small
> enterprises (like small businesses, for example: bakeries, restaurants,
> schools, small offices,...) in Brazil to change to another system and try
> not download ilegal windows 7 or windows 8 and try not buy a new computer
> with better CPU and GPU, so Im trying to convince many small businesses
> companies to migrate to Lubuntu (because it will have 5 years support in
> 14.04 LTS and of course it is free).
> But in the other hand, many people are asking me if the system
> is reliable, who is paying it (because if nobody pays, you have to receive
> money to continue the system).
> I didnt know what to answer and it made me think about it:
> *Why doesnt Lubuntu do the same thing that Kubuntu made in the past
> and look for a company that sponsors (financially) the system? Like Kubuntu
> is supported financially by Blue Systems *(
> http://www.kubuntu.org/news/kubuntu-to-be-sponsored-by-blue-systems)
> Other thing that I wanna know about Lubuntu Team: Many small companies
> have shown interest in migrating to Lubuntu, but they asked me if I could
> support them, providing support if they had some doubts using the system in
> the future, I agreed with them, but there are much more companies that me
> (alone) can support, so I asked them if they would pay for this support
> (like U$S10~U$S15 per company per 10 computers by month) because with this
> money I could contract more brazilian employees to help me supporting them,
> they agreed with it.
> *But I wanna know if Lubuntu Team thinks that it is wrong by myself to
> ''get money'' supporting Lubuntu company users in Brazil?* (Because the
> system is free, I would only get money for the support, because we have
> energy tax, potencial employees to pay and others costs) Is it wrong to get
> money with Lubuntu support or Lubuntu Team doesnt see problem with that?
> (Im asking it, because I respect so much all people that made Lubuntu and
> make it until today :D )
> *Please*, I dont like so much to use list.ubuntu.com, because I dont
> understand so much the interface, so PLEASE if one of you (or many of you)
> wanna answer this message, send your answer to my email:
> *pinportal at msn.com <pinportal at msn.com>*   my name is João, just put
> ''Lubuntu'' title on the email message to I know that it is an answer for
> my original message.
> Thank you!
> Best Regards,
> João.
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