[ubuntu-za] Ubuntu-ZA Moving Forward

Morgan Collett morgan at ubuntu.com
Mon Apr 12 15:52:35 BST 2010

>> Hi Dave
>> Try these for sponsorship: http://webapps.ubuntu.com/marketplace/africa/
>> Personally I feel a much better job could be done with the marketplace web
>> page.

I agree, that page isn't well maintained.

>> 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.

It would be great if we can host a better marketplace, and establish
relationships to the companies listed.

> It would be cool to approach the people that are listed on that site
> for sponsor ship though.
> I am not sure Loco's want to stand providing Commercial support. This
> has a whole lot of other implications even more so then getting
> funding registering as an official non profit and other huge amounts
> of red tape ;/

No, I don't think we as a community want responsibility for commercial
support - but we *should* know who does provide it...


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