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[aclug-L] linux friendly businesses

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To: aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: Bill Phillips <wfp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [aclug-L] linux friendly businesses
From: Tom Hull <thull@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 1999 14:38:40 -0500
Reply-to: aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx

When I asked my modem question a while back, my less explicit question
was which (if any) Wichita-area computer stores/businesses are most
knowledgeable and supportive of Linux? I probably hit a dozen stores,
found lots of people who had a vague idea of what Linux is, but didn't
find anyone who could/would help me. As more people become interested
in Linux, it becomes more and more important to get local businesses
into supporting, promoting and selling Linux.

It occurs to me that one approach to promoting Linux would be to set
up some sort of certification program, where a group like ACLUG would
set out a minimal set of standards, and companies that qualify could
then display some sort of plaque which says the store/business is
"ACLUG-Certified Linux Friendly". The ACLUG web site would then also
have a listing of ACLUG-Certified businesses, so the whole thing
works as a co-promotion. (There could be multiple levels, possibly
including an "ACLUG-Certified Linux Fanatic" for MSFT-free outfits.)


 * Tom Hull -- mailto:thull@xxxxxxxxxxx or thull@xxxxxxxxxx

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