[ubuntu-studio-devel] Would Ubuntu Studio Team be Interested in Partnering with New England Conservatory?

lukefromdc at hushmail.com lukefromdc at hushmail.com
Fri Jul 8 01:16:17 UTC 2016

Why on Earth are they first going out of their way to buy Ubuntu machines,
then installing Windows? Is it an attempt to avoid preinstalled crapware or
vendor-provided malicious extras perhaps?  Maybe the Lenovo crapware
with UEFI driven reinstallation got their attention and they simply don't
want any vendor provided OS? Hell, with some vendors if you want to run
Linux starting with Windows machines might be safer for the same reason,
save for the risk of getting unbootable crap.

On 7/7/2016 at 5:58 PM, "Set Hallstrom" <set at ubuntustudio.org> wrote:
>On 2016-07-07 23:15, Devin Ulibarri wrote:
>> Hi,
>> This is my update:
>> I just found out that the IT team at New England Conservatory 
>> is purchasing DELL computers with "Ubuntu" pre-installed, but 
>> their hard drives and installing Windows instead.
>> The IT team said they are willing to consider making some 
>> available with Ubuntu (or Ubuntu Studio) on them, but they need 
>> educational reason before they commit themselves to providing 
>> computers to NEC.
>> I am working with other teachers to see if we can bring Ubuntu
>> Studio to the school.
>> Also I still think that a clear, "official-ish" message from the
>> core team of Ubuntu Studio would be a great asset. So far, I have
>> been telling people that "If NEC students provide bug reports,
>> Ubuntu developers will respond to fix them". Does that sound
>> correct?
>No, it doesn't sound correct. We are a small team of volunteers 
>for the love of Art under the Ubuntu (canonical) umbrella, and we
>haven't given you any such promises. Have you talked to Canonical? 
>are the only ones that may pronounce themselves on this level. The
>Ubuntu Studio developer team is dedicated to package multimedia 
>into an Ubuntu flavor for multimedia production. You *cannot* 
>Ubuntu _Studio_ to prioritize your schools matter over any other 
>> Is there anything else I can add without over-reaching any 
>I'm sorry if i wasn't clear enough when i wrote to you On 2016-05-
>09:17, Set Hallstrom wrote:
>>> TBH our "brand" belongs to Canonical. Hence we cannot provide 
>>> with any such support officially without the benediction of 
>>> Canonical. So if you need the backup of a corporation, your 
>>> bet is to talk to canonical directly. But like Autumna says, it 
>>> isn't necessary. After all GNU/Linux is (not limited to, but 
>>>  about computing /by/ the people /for/ the people.
>If you want to use Ubuntu Studio in your classes, you are welcome 
>to do
>so on your own behalf. If you expect official statements and 
>guarantees, please reach out to Canonical.
>However, and *no promisses attached* , i will personaly try my 
>best to
>forward your intentions in order to put you on the right path 
>that organisation.
>Set Hallstrom aka sakrecoer

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