[Linux-aus] Marketing Linux
shirro at shirro.com
Wed Apr 18 04:06:57 UTC 2007
Paul Wayper wrote:
> But I wouldn't support an Indy
> 500 race car.
I appreciate the drive of the people behind this effort, but neither will I.
Given the increasing concern about global warming, I would want Linux
associated with motor racing about as much as I would want it associated
with smoking or unregulated gun ownership.
If we want to spend money outside FOSS development, I think we would do
better looking to projects that benefit the wider community.
We would be better off looking at service clubs (Lions/Rotary/Apex) and
the way they raise money for worthwhile community projects. Something
for a Children's Hospital, or assistive technology for disabled people,
education projects like OLPC etc.
You can't say anything nasty about Bill Gates these days outside of a
room of geeks thanks to his considerable charitable donations.
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