Converting a non-profit (was Looking for new business oportunities)

Andrew Mathenge mathenge at
Mon Feb 23 23:28:56 UTC 2009

For databases, I use MySQL and bundled with the MySQL tools works
really well. I've heard good things about the database
(base). You can check that out too.


On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 6:18 PM, Leslie Lewis <lesliel8 at> wrote:
> I don't want to hijack an interesting conversation with my own issues, so I
> thought I'd start another thread.
> On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 12:38 PM, Robert Hodgins <ehodgins at>
> wrote:
>> IANAL, but if you are a part of an organization using illegal stuff,
>> aren't you not perhaps guilty of something else, as well?
>> Here is an idea. Run away.
> It's hard being a volunteer with no power. I've done what I can, in writing
> (email, at least), to point out to them that they need to get legal; I have
> no power to do more, but I think my behind is covered.
> The FOSS on Windows approach is one I'm working on. I've got them using
> Firefox; is installed on all their computers and I use it
> when I'm there, so if they want to use anything I do they have to use it,
> too (yes, I could save things in MS format, but then they wouldn't have to
> use OOo). They're still using MS Office, though. It's hard to get away from
> Excel and its macros.  I think they're hooked on Outlook for email, although
> they don't seem to be using any of the rest of it - maybe they could be
> converted to Thunderbird.
> Biggest headache: They're about to get a (legal!) copy of FileMaker Pro,
> which runs okay for me in a VirtualBox XP window but would make Linux a hard
> sell  I don't know of a nice slick Linux database package - is there one?
> Cheers, y'all
> Leslie
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