[ubuntu-uk] Ministerial Ubuntu spotting.....
aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Wed Feb 25 19:35:43 GMT 2009
Following a successful visit in April 2008, organised via Hantslug, of
Government Minister John Denham to
Jamies, the Sounthampton recycling centre, when he had presentations
and Q & A on Open Source including, specifically, Ubuntu, I now see news
of a follow up:
Jamie's Hosts Ministerial Visit
(Ubuntu runs on many of Jamies computers anyway)
extract from jamies ebulletin:
Jamie's Computers was one of 14 organisations in the region to receive
a ministerial visit, when Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his Cabinet
descended on Southampton on Monday 23rd February 2009.
Jamie's welcomed Liam Byrne, Minister for the Cabinet Office to its
operation in Northam as part of the visits which took place in the region.
Minister Liam Byrne said:
"Jamie's Computers is a great example of how social enterprises can
benefit the local community and the country as a whole. It's clear to
me that they give vulnerable people real opportunities to realise
their potential and get on in life, regardless of their circumstances.
"In this tough economic climate we need businesses like this that put
ethics first. This way we can all build a fairer society and a
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