[ubuntu-us-ma] Promoting Ubuntu: Battle Plans

Bill Simonds wtsimonds at gmail.com
Sat Oct 10 23:34:31 BST 2009


"If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd
never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be
cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the
time and build your wings on the way down." - Ray Bradbury

On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 6:00 PM, Michael Curran <burzmali at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Martin Owens wrote:
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>>> Once you've convinced Deval Patrick or Tom Menino to install ubuntu onto their home computer you can start worrying about getting the government as a whole to switch to FOSS.
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>> Let me know when you've done it. This group is about doers, not just
>> sayers.
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>> It's all nice in theory, but have you ever tried to perform some of
>> these miracles? It's a million to one shot, very attractive to a
>> gambler, but no certainty.
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> If they can't be convinced to use them at home, they'll never use it on the job.  See Vista as the example.  It isn't a matter of saying versus doing, if you attack from the front, pushing new software on users that use Windows at home, you can't win.
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> Michael Curran
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