[ubuntu-uk] Request for Charitable suggestions.
aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Wed Dec 20 16:48:09 GMT 2006
Nicholas Butler wrote:
> As some are already aware we recently Auctioned off one of the TShirts
> from the Linux World Expo
> The funds from the auction were paid to Children In Need and It was
> mentioned in a previous UKTeam meeting that we should consider defining
> at least 1 Charity which the UKTeam would be prepared to raise funds
> for in the future. I raise this question because I want to avoid having
> a debate about something at a time at which it might be better to be
> getting things done. To this end I would like to invite readers of this
> list  to put forward their suggestions for Charities which could be
> supported by the UKTeam in the future. Suggestions so far have
> encompased NSPCC, BIBIC, the EFF and the FSF.
> It has been suggested that we support a Charity related to Open Source
> and its up to everyone to consider what they want out of the opportunites.
> My personal preference is to support a well known charity which has a
> lot of clear public awareness such as BBC Children In Need, NSPCC or
> RSPCA. My preference for Children In Need is that we can match up the
> Annual fund raising event with our own activities which create a
> opportunity to get news about open source into more main stream news
> outlets who will be covering the events each year.
Our objective is primarily good visibility and publicity, so the
relation of the charity to open source is secondary (at present).
My dream is to have a *high profile* charity which is interested
enough to use ubuntu or have its own rebadged version of ubuntu!
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