[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu - Wrong Direction?

Paul Tansom paul at aptanet.com
Fri Dec 2 22:51:05 UTC 2011

** Gareth France <gareth.france at gmail.com> [2011-12-02 12:35]:
> I have also now applied to the partner program. My problem has been that I
> can't even find someone in Canonical to tell me what I should be doing or
> applying to. 2 email pasted below.
** end quote [Gareth France]

I applied for the partner program a year or so back and got firmly told to go
away and try the market place which wasn't even close to what I was after or
described in my application. The market place is very much just somewhere to
advertise to people who already have an interest in Ubuntu. The impression I
got was that I was too small, as a one person company, to be worth bothering
about. As a result, although I continue to use Ubuntu as well as Debian, I
generally don't push the branding as I'm not in a position to feel comfortable
claiming to be a Ubuntu reseller or support provider. I did get the feeling
that by providing support rather than simply shifting boxes in quantity and
reselling Canonical support I was to some extent stepping on their toes! Having
seen the reference to the trademark license I may try that as getting me half
way towards what I was looking for.

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