<div dir="ltr">We've discussed this further, but he wasn't replying to the mailing list.</div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 12:15 PM, John Hupp <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:lubuntu@prpcompany.com" target="_blank">lubuntu@prpcompany.com</a>></span> wrote:<br>

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    <div>It sounds like Joćo is asking two
      questions, the second of which is whether the Lubuntu Team thinks
      it's OK for *him* to accept money for supporting Lubuntu among
      small business clients.<br>
      <br>
      But the replies here seem to be mostly addressing only his first
      question, about financial support of the Lubuntu Project --
      especially about soliciting a corporate sponsor.<br>
      <br>
      On 1/5/2014 7:51 PM, Jackson Doak wrote:<br>
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      <div dir="ltr">Yeah. I've been contributing to lubuntu for a bit
        over a year now</div>
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        <div class="gmail_quote">On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 11:46 AM, Pin
          Portal <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:pinportal@msn.com" target="_blank">pinportal@msn.com</a>></span>
          wrote:<br>
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              <div dir="ltr">Nice, are you from Lubuntu Team, Jackson? I
                say: the people that help creating the system?
                <div>Thank you!!!</div>
                <div>Best Regards, </div>
                <div>Joćo.<br>
                  <br>
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                    <hr>From: <a href="mailto:noskcaj@ubuntu.com" target="_blank">noskcaj@ubuntu.com</a><br>
                    Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2014 11:37:25 +1100
                    <div><br>
                      Subject: Re: Migrate many micro and small
                      enterprises to Lubuntu in Brazil<br>
                    </div>
                    To: <a href="mailto:pinportal@msn.com" target="_blank">pinportal@msn.com</a>;
                    <a href="mailto:lubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com" target="_blank">lubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com</a>
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                        <div dir="ltr">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</div>
                        <div><br>
                          <br>
                          <div>On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 11:33 AM, Pin
                            Portal <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:pinportal@msn.com" target="_blank">pinportal@msn.com</a>></span>
                            wrote:<br>
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                                <div dir="ltr">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''
                                  <div>
                                    <br>
                                  </div>
                                  <div>What you said is like this thing
                                    that I said?<br>
                                    <br>
                                    <div>
                                      <hr>From: <a href="mailto:noskcaj@ubuntu.com" target="_blank">noskcaj@ubuntu.com</a><br>
                                      Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2014 11:21:40
                                      +1100<br>
                                      Subject: Re: Migrate many micro
                                      and small enterprises to Lubuntu
                                      in Brazil<br>
                                      To: <a href="mailto:pinportal@msn.com" target="_blank">pinportal@msn.com</a><br>
                                      CC: <a href="mailto:lubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com" target="_blank">lubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com</a><br>
                                      <br>
                                      <div dir="ltr">I would support
                                        adding a donate button,
                                        especially since our head
                                        developer doesn't have much time
                                        to help any more</div>
                                      <div><br>
                                        <br>
                                        <div>On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at
                                          11:19 AM, Pin Portal <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:pinportal@msn.com" target="_blank">pinportal@msn.com</a>></span>
                                          wrote:<br>
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                                              <div dir="ltr">Hello, my
                                                name is Joćo, Im from
                                                Brazil, I like and use
                                                Lubuntu.
                                                <div>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).</div>
                                                <div><br>
                                                </div>
                                                <div>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).</div>
                                                <div>I didnt know what
                                                  to answer and it made
                                                  me think about it: </div>
                                                <div><b>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 </b>(<a href="http://www.kubuntu.org/news/kubuntu-to-be-sponsored-by-blue-systems" style="font-size:12pt" target="_blank">http://www.kubuntu.org/news/kubuntu-to-be-sponsored-by-blue-systems</a>)</div>


                                                <div><br>
                                                </div>
                                                <div>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.</div>
                                                <div><b>But I wanna know
                                                    if Lubuntu Team
                                                    thinks that it is
                                                    wrong by myself to
                                                    ''get money''
                                                    supporting Lubuntu
                                                    company users in
                                                    Brazil?</b> (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 )</div>
                                                <div><br>
                                                </div>
                                                <div><br>
                                                </div>
                                                <div><b>Please</b>, I
                                                  dont like so much to
                                                  use <a href="http://list.ubuntu.com" target="_blank">list.ubuntu.com</a>,
                                                  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:</div>
                                                <div><b><a href="mailto:pinportal@msn.com" target="_blank">pinportal@msn.com</a></b>
                                                    my name is Joćo,
                                                  just put ''Lubuntu''
                                                  title on the email
                                                  message to I know that
                                                  it is an answer for my
                                                  original message.</div>
                                                <div><br>
                                                </div>
                                                <div>Thank you!</div>
                                                <div>Best Regards, </div>
                                                <div>Joćo.</div>
                                                <div><br>
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