[ubuntu-uk] What aren't we doing? What should we be doing?

Alan Bell alanbell at ubuntu.com
Fri Jun 24 12:16:27 UTC 2011

On 24/06/11 13:04, scoundrel50a wrote:
> Well, I was thinking more about continuation of support from the IRC 
> channels. You know most people on there are legit.
no, you don't.
> So after a certain period of time, for a sum, if it is getting nowhere 
> on the channel, paid support could be offered.
> John
The way I see it is that the LoCo provides free, open, peer reviewed 
advice. The questions are open, the answers are open, people can point 
out bad answers to things. People not involved in the conversation can 
learn from it.

If someone wants to ask a question in private and get a personal answer, 
perhaps with money changing hands, then that is totally awesome and we 
should support that, but doing it isn't a LoCo activity as such, it is a 
private transaction. I am all in favour of there being a healthy support 
ecosystem around Ubuntu in the UK and I think the LoCo should support 
companies and sole traders, but not be one.

Does that distinction make sense?


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