Migrate many micro and small enterprises to Lubuntu in Brazil

Ali Linx (amjjawad) amjjawad at gmail.com
Mon Jan 6 08:01:55 UTC 2014

On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 4:21 AM, Jackson Doak <noskcaj at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> I would support adding a donate button, especially since our head
> developer doesn't have much time to help any more

Hello Jackson,

That was probably before you join us:

Most likely you or anyone else will get the very same reply if any.


I do agree with you, but how?

> 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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