suggestions for marketing....

Andrew andrew at
Fri Apr 28 23:25:02 BST 2006

> I have tried distributing ubuntu through the student assoc of my local 
> university and was really surprised at the result.  I was contacted by 
> their marketing manager when I attempted to post on the classified 
> section of their website.  its ok to sell a computer, fine to flog a 
> desk. but giving out open source software seems frowned apon.  I 
> had my integrity grilled for attempting to give out software for 
> free!  so much for university student associations promoting the 
> interests of students!

That is downright bananas! An example of silly (and stupid) politics in 
society. If it is only an ad on a website and not a printed ad in a 
magazine or whatever, I wouldn't be too concerned about it. There are 
other ways students are going to see Open Source software on the web.

Did I recall reading somewhere of Ubuntu appearing at a University Open 
Day? Thought I saw something about someone having a little stall at 
O-Week or whatever it is called.

Cheers, Andrew (Phlosten)

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