[CLUG-chat] Linux (and Open Source) Distribution

Christopher Nash chrisbnash at webmail.co.za
Mon Oct 6 21:50:15 SAST 2003


Sounds like a plans. Mail me at the office
(chris at xtt.co.za) and I'll be glad to add my 2c worth.
tried to do something similar for windows updates and stuff
and discovered that no-one in the karoo cared... them i
discovered linux...
On 02 Oct 2003 15:41:21 +0200
 Jonathan Carter <highvoltage at thepub.co.za> wrote:
> Hi guys.
> 
> I've been without an income for a while now, and I've
> been thinking of
> ways to start making some money without spending a
> fortune first (since
> there isn't a fortune to begin with).
> 
> A while ago I ordered Red Hat 9 CD's from the Linux
> Warehouse since no
> one on this list had it at that time and you couldn't get
> it from the
> Cape Adds yet. It cost R245 for the three CD's and
> another R50 to get it
> couriered to Cape Town from Johannesburg (or near
> Johannesburg anyway).
> 
> Since last week I've been seriously thinking about
> starting something
> similar in the Cape, but not only focus on Linux, but
> open source in
> general. This morning when I received the clug
> anouncement about the
> open office distribution, it motivated me even more.
> 
> What I'd like to know from you, is, do you feel there is
> a need for
> something like this? I'd probably charge something like
> R100 for a 3-cd
> set including delivery. What I also want to do is buy all
> those
> magazines like linux format, get the best/most requested
> software from
> them, and put it on a CD (or CD-set) people can subscribe
> to. Also, I'd
> like to get a permanent internet connection so that I can
> keep
> downloading software that people regularly want, this
> will allow other
> people with high-speed or permanent internet to save
> their bandwidth.
> 
> You can contact me off-list or on, in either case all
> suggestions are
> welcome. If you know about any other such services,
> please give me a URL
> or email address. I'd like to find out more about them
> too.
> 
> Thank you
> Jonathan
> 
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boredom.



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