[Cialug] SUSE Question
sthiessen at passitonservices.org
Mon Aug 22 20:01:46 CDT 2005
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I just want to say thanks for all your feedback on this and on
SpamAssassin! It was really helpful! I really enjoy being a part of
this list. I wish I could go to the meetings, but I would need an
interpreter to understand what was going on and that is just too
expensive for a "hobby group" to afford.
One other practical question related to our situation. If push came to
shove and we had to farm out a job to someone to take care of, do you
guys maintain a list of who is willing to tackle Linux tasks and what
your customary rates are? I am also thinking of situations from time to
time where we have to be out of town and we'd like to have someone with
some Linux skills who could be available to our clients to help them if
something drastic goes wrong? We try to avoid having all of our people
out of town at the same time, but sometimes it is simply unavoidable.
Reply to me privately please.
On Aug 8, 2005, at 23:10, James Shoemaker wrote:
> Stuart Thiessen wrote:
>> Well, my organization is a deaf non-profit that works to help deaf
>> individuals, deaf organizations, or organizations serving deaf
>> people. One of our service areas is technology because there are many
>> ways in which technology can be leveraged to assist our deaf
>> community to have equal access to the hearing world. So our clients
>> tend to be businesses or organizations which have limited budgets so
>> we try to leverage Linux solutions (where we can) for some of the big
>> ticket items (from you know who and others) that usually drain
>> dollars from IT budgets.
>> So, we don't really make money off it other than a very limited
>> amount to fund our activities and partially pay our staff (of 2).
>> But I do very much appreciate all of your comments because they help
>> me understand the enterprise level market which I haven't really
>> worked with yet.
> If you can live with slightly stale packages debian stable gets
> timely security updates for free, they (the deb security team)
> backport the security patches into the version that is used in stable.
> I wouldn't recommend using non-stable (testing or unstable) because
> they don't get the security updates in nearly as good a schedule.
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