An Open Letter to the Ubuntu-au Members

James Purser purserj at
Fri May 5 12:04:24 BST 2006

On Fri, 2006-05-05 at 20:43 +1000, GrAnT GaLbRaiTh wrote:
> This statement concerns me greatly. I don't believe that it should be
> our groups role to act as a go between for Australian businesses.
> Surely this implies that organisations who come to us for advice about
> free/libre open source software would also be looking for contacts
> within the industry to make it happen. I think Rob is right, this
> smells fishier by the minute. 

Can I just ask, what exactly is so wrong with supporting local
businesses that support Ubuntu?

Nobody is asking the ubuntu-au team to become the mouth piece of say
Solutions First, or any other company that comes along. However at some
point the group is going to be asked about commercial support for the
Distro, and it would be nice to able to point to a number of LOCAL
companies and say "Yes, see the power of Ubuntu, empowering the local
ICT industry in wonderful ways."

James Purser
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