[ubuntu-za] Ubuntu-ZA Moving Forward

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Sun Apr 11 20:59:23 BST 2010

On 11 April 2010 21:43, David Rubin <drubin at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 9:29 PM, Raoul Snyman
> <raoul.snyman at saturnlaboratories.co.za> wrote:
> > On Sunday 11 April 2010 20:01:02 David Rubin wrote:
> >> Do we:
> >> 1) Set up a dedicated bank account,
> >> 2) Set up a paypal account,
> >> 3) Appoint a person to keep track of the funds (publicly) and just
> >> keep the money safe, or
> >> 4) Hide some money under a bed.
> >
> > I think that we can get funding, but unfortunately all 4 of these options
> rely
> > on one thing: having a person manage the finances. And no one ever really
> > wants that job (no matter what they say).
> >
> > I think that having *sponsors* rather than *donors* is a better idea. A
> > sponsor can sponsor something like hosting or a VPS or something. Then no
> > money has to exchange hands (which you need a legal entity for, btw) and
> no
> > one is dumped with the job of being treasurer.
> >
> > Also, from the company's perspective, often it's easier from an
> accounting
> > point of view to work with sponsorship than with donations.
> I really like this suggestion. I think it would work for most of what
> we need "funding for" which basically would be hosting +
> posters/cds/stickers every now and again.
> I think we still need to try and find these *sponsors* though ;-p
Hi Dave

Try these for sponsorship: http://webapps.ubuntu.com/marketplace/africa/
 <http://webapps.ubuntu.com/marketplace/africa/>Personally I feel a much
better job could be done with the marketplace web page.
As a small business owner or professional all I would want to know is, "who
supports Ubuntu in my suburb/town/city and are they reputable ?".
There should be a simple search function where I can search by city. The
search program can be programmed to return LoCo results first, then service
providers, then Ubuntu partners. This gives LoCo's a "commercial" incentive
to provide support.

Just my 2c.



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