Formal apology.

Matt Palmer mpalmer at
Sat May 6 02:46:35 BST 2006

On Sat, May 06, 2006 at 01:03:05AM +0000, Yuki Cuss wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-05-06 at 10:52 +1000, Matt Palmer wrote:
> > On Sat, May 06, 2006 at 12:15:11AM +1000, Robert Stoffers wrote:
> > > celtic at wrote:
> > > >Some people have disagreed with Sol1 retaining official `ownership' of
> > > >the domain. Others have gone so far as to criticise Solutions First of
> > > >having ulterior motives for doing this, and for wanting to use the
> > > >domain to further their own business ends.
> > > 
> > > We haven't even been able to discuss this in an open manor without being 
> > > threaten with legal action, whether they are joking or not. Already I am 
> > 
> > What was this threat of legal action?  I must have missed it in the hustle
> > and the bustle.
> Here's the relevant section:
> 13:00:30  <rob> purserj, selling out to MS? I did not accuse him of that
> at all thank you very much.
> 13:00:45  <purserj> < rob> hyperthetical example: Microsoft buys Solutions First. Could happen.
> 13:01:01  <rob> purserj, you did read that, right?
> 13:01:07  <davekempe> rob, I find your assertions of my undue influence to be defammatory
> 13:01:14  <davekempe> i am obtaining legal advice
> 13:01:29  <rob> go right ahead dave, its petty at most
> 13:01:49  <davekempe> i was joking :)

I see.  Dave is about as lawyer-averse as I am (and I really don't like
using the legal system at all).  Dave, you should know that you don't joke
about legal stuff -- it's too easy for someone who's serious to cover their
stuff up with "i was joking", and people can't tell the difference.

And on the whole "we want the domain" thing -- isn't even the
right domain for the Ubuntu-au team, either in it's current form or in it's
proposed formal structure.  I'd suggest that should be a link
farm to companies that provide support for Ubuntu in Australia -- hell, make
it just the Australian Ubuntu Marketplace page, that way nobody can say that
Sol1 is taking undue advantage of having the foresight to register the
domain (although I'm sure somebody will, by the mere presence of the
company's name on the page).

The Ubuntu-au team should really have either of or  Considering the absolute pummeling that Sol1 has gotten for
registering, I think you'll understand if I suggest that
somebody else should register and pay for the relevant domain(s) for the
team, though.

- Matt

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