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Ubuntu/Canonical not helping "us" compute

40 Signatures Goal: 100

Hello, My name is Ronnie Whisler. I am the site owner/administrator of Ourbuntu.com. Recently Ubuntu/Canonical contacted me for the use of buntu in our domain name. I had emailed them long before any announcement of the site but with no reply until the site began to attract visitors/users. I understand that Ubuntu/Canonical has a job to do when it comes to protecting their best interest. But Ourbuntu is doing nothing more than giving users the ability to setup a Ubuntu/Linux based system and sell it at no cost. Which helps promote the use of opensource software. I am trying to build a community based computer vendor. Which basically gives everyone the opportunity to showcase their talent with computers running Linux and hopefully make a bit of cash doing it. Without being crushed with fees. I choose Ubuntu as the site OS focus simply because of ease of use, support, OS recognition, and frequent updates. I am a long time Ubuntu user and realize that new GNU/Linux users know about Ubuntu first and with good reason. Ubuntu's email was very respectful and courteous this is an excerpt. "we cannot give you permission to use the domain. We trust that you will understand the importance of this. If you have any questions or would like to discuss it further, please let us know." I have tried to contact them a few times to discuss it. I've called and sent a few emails straight to the individual that sent the email but with no response/reply. I simply don't fully understand the problem since "we" are helping to promote their product and "our" product at the same time. I have changed the logo like they requested and put a disclaimer right on the center of the front page but apparently Ubuntu is not ready to help anyone of us make money with their product even if we are promoting theirs. This is a corporate strategy that I would expect from Microsoft not my beloved Ubuntu. Needless to say this petition is about the domain name and hopefully enough of us will sign it so that Ubuntu/Canonical will give "us" permission to promote ourselves and them as well. Check out the site its very grassroots since I am just a guy with an idea, no big pockets. But if you like the idea and would like to support it please sign the petition in favor of "us" keeping "our" domain name so we may help promote opensource software with our talent of setting up computers with Ubuntu/Linux. Thanks for reading, Sincerely, Your Friend Ronnie Whisler http://www.ourbuntu.com

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  • 4 years ago
    egenwbp Ukraine
    4 years ago
  • 4 years ago
    egenwbp Iran, Islamic Republic of
    4 years ago
  • 5 years ago
    Kestutis Tauckela United Kingdom
    5 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    Marian Vasile Romania
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    Mark Shuttleworthless Canada
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    ISHMAel back United States
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    Edwin United States
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    Nick Ist. Moldova, Republic of
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    Tim Hodkinson Canada
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    Matthew McDanel United States
    7 years ago
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    Barry United States
    7 years ago
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    Wiktor Wandachowicz Poland
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    lenooh Slovenia
    7 years ago
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    Biilly N. Sherman United States
    7 years ago
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    Ed Ellingham United States
    7 years ago
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