[oclug] Rogers sucks
Francis J. A. Pinteric
linuxdoctor at linux.ca
Fri Mar 8 21:19:55 EST 2002
On Fri, 8 Mar 2002 20:03:22 -0500 (EST)
Ross Jordan <rjordan at student.math.uwaterloo.ca> wrote:
> > Not a bad idea. We could prepare a letter that outlines our
> > extreme displeasure, and then get signatures from all oclug
> > members before it's sent in, with copies to any sponsors we can
> > find, and local newspapers.=20
> > Does anyone think it will do any good, or should we let classic
> > Canadian apathy rule here?=20
> I am planning to quit anyways; we might as well _try_ to
> do some good. How many people are thinking of quitting
> Rogers soon (i.e. around the end of the month).
Turn this around even further. How many people would sign a petition
urging Rogers to provide support for Linux. Forget those that would quit,
since they have already made up their minds and so their signatures would
This could be one of those inter-LUG activities that perhaps we could
support. The more signatures the better, and if you are currently Rogers
customers, and intend to remain so, then your name would be more
As for those people who are agitating to leave Rogers for iStop, I suggest
that if you do so, try to go and negociate a block deal with them. Why go
to iStop simply because you're fed up with Rogers? Stick with Rogers and
join in an inter-LUG initiative to get them support us. That way you can
leverage that against iStop (or any other ISP for that matter) and try to
get the best deal for OCLUG with a mass sign-up.
We have clout, so we might as well use it.
Be an ethical business: do not support or supply Microsoft.
Be an ethical consumer: do not buy Microsoft.
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