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    Default Re: Online Sales Affiliate programs.

    Hi Malcolm!

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Because of the nature of packman, there should be no association like that due to legal issues. Just like openSUSE (it's been discussed numerous times on the ML's) AFAIK, it would need to become a foundation.
    ummm ok ... look I "aint' no lawyer" so I'm sorry that was not something I considered, the legal part of the issue.
    But ..apparently .. the distro that can not be named ( cof cof cof name starts with Ubu ... something ) as no such Legal restraints ... they're doing it ... just sayin' ...


    I think Per Jessen proposed something awhile back (Project, General or Marketing ML's)..
    https://lists.opensuse.org/

    Why not promote openSUSE in your area? An install-fest of such like, you can contact the marketing team (on the ML) I'm sure they will provide goodies eg install media etc..
    I apologize since I do not read the marketing ml ... time is scarse for the fora, news, blogs and my own development ... )
    I will not insist if this was already discussed, I was just putting the thing out there for consideration ...

    About the install fest Malcolm ...I wish in my area folks would not bother me with windoze bugs and crashes, totally smashed systems after virus/malware and the like ...
    I truly try to hide the fact that I work on IT not joking Folks around me are totally lost in terms of their IT "choices" ... and truly I have no more patience for ignorance.
    Most users I know would have a hard time making the transition sadly.

    Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by keyb_user View Post
    Hi Malcolm!
    ummm ok ... look I "aint' no lawyer" so I'm sorry that was not something I considered, the legal part of the issue.
    But ..apparently .. the distro that can not be named ( cof cof cof name starts with Ubu ... something ) as no such Legal restraints ... they're doing it ... just sayin' ...
    So, does that mean if I asked you to jump off the top off a flight of stairs... you would

    One other option is to support our primary sponsor and use SLED and a subscription... just like running openSUSE Leap 42.2 at present... Plasma should be up on PackageHub one day...
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    Hi,

    The Board has discussed this repeatedly and have come to the following conclusions

    - Financially the Project as a whole is in a very healthy state, and we rarely/never expend the funding we receive from our primary sponsor, SUSE. I can never remember a time where a justified request from the openSUSE Project has been met with an answer of 'no'.
    - For events like openSUSE Conference and openSUSE Asia we request additional sponsors, including individual ticket sales, to spread the financial burden and allow us to do extra things like pay for social events, food for attendees and extras. We always manage to cover what we 'need' and often cover more of what we 'want' than expected.
    - Outside of the above, we really have no need for money and it would put significant administrative burden on the Project to be able to take such money and distribute it fairly in the project. Accounting laws & taxes suck..

    So, if you want to help the project, CONTRIBUTE, by doing something. Your time, your code, your forum posts, help the project more than a few dollars ever would

    Alternatively, the only other 'medium'-sized way people could help the project is by providing hardware and servers, our Infra Heroes are putting together a specific wish-list of stuff they'd like..but it's also not an area of absolute pain at the moment, just something we'd like to see improve over time.

    Hope this helps
    Last edited by RBrownSUSE; 05-Dec-2016 at 13:18.

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    Default Re: Online Sales Affiliate programs.

    Quote Originally Posted by RBrownSUSE View Post
    So, if you want to help the project, CONTRIBUTE, by doing something. Your time, your code, your forum posts, help the project more than a few dollars ever would
    The open source (or open community) philosophy -- Pay it forward.
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    On Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:26:02 +0000, keyb user wrote:

    > I strongly Urge the OpenSuSE Board to think about this possibility.
    > As a long time Lizard fanatic I worry about the OpenSuSE project and I
    > think this could be a very good source of revenue for OpenSuSE


    The openSUSE board frequently has received questions about monetary
    donations, and the standard answer has basically been "we have the
    financial resources we need - we need people to contribute time to the
    project".

    If you want to support the project, money isn't what's needed -
    volunteers are.

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    On Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:06:01 +0000, keyb user wrote:

    > as no such Legal restraints ... they're doing it ... just sayin' ...


    They do have a legal liability - they've decided to take the risk. The
    openSUSE project has decided not to, because it's backed by a company and
    other larger donors who have deep pockets (which means more likely a
    target for litigation).

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    On Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:26:02 +0000, RBrownSUSE wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > The Board has discussed this repeatedly and have come to the following
    > conclusions
    >
    > - Financially the Project as a whole is in a very healthy state, and we
    > rarely/never expend the funding we receive from our primary sponsor,
    > SUSE. I can never remember a time where a justified request from the
    > openSUSE Project has been met with an answer of 'no'.
    > - For events like openSUSE Conference and openSUSE Asia we request
    > additional sponsors, including individual ticket sales, to spread the
    > financial burden and allow us to do extra things like pay for social
    > events, food for attendees and extras. We always manage to cover what we
    > 'need' and often cover more of what we 'want' than expected.
    > - Outside of the above, we really have no need for money and it would
    > put significant administrative burden on the Project to be able to take
    > such money and distribute it fairly in the project. Accounting laws &
    > taxes suck..
    >
    > So, if you want to help the project, CONTRIBUTE, by doing something.
    > Your time, your code, your forum posts, help the project more than a few
    > dollars ever would
    >
    > Alternatively, the only other 'medium'-sized way people could help the
    > project is by providing hardware and servers, our Infra Heroes are
    > putting together a specific wish-list of stuff they'd like..but it's
    > also not an area of absolute pain at the moment, just something we'd
    > like to see improve over time.
    >
    > Hope this helps


    Well stated, Richard - and of course, about as official as it gets.

    Jim



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    Default Re: Online Sales Affiliate programs.

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    You use a thread title that makes your post look like forum spam.

    And then, when I read your post, it proposes that opensuse itself become spam.

    No, I am not a fan of your idea.
    I sort of agree with you, Neil, except ...

    Not only not a fan of the idea, I am Extremely Dead-set Against!!!
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    @keyb_user.

    It seems that you want to promote openSUSE (well, not goinf a route I would llike to walk). Whatever you actions might be to do this, please first learn how to spell the name of the product you want to promote.

    Also I do no understand why you are acting so childish about using the name Ubuntu.

    Do you really want to be taken serious?
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    Default Re: Online Sales Affiliate programs.

    Just saying 1: for multiple reasons your post would not have passed the spamfilters I'm using so I probably wouldn't have seen it when posted to the ML.
    Just saying 2: if you want to propose something, write a straight proposal, not some kind of soapbox post.
    Just saying 3: Refrain from implicitely bashing other distros. There is never any need for it.
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