Re: [DRAFT FOR REVIEW] Government owned IT enterprise SERPRO selected Debian GNU/Linux for its servers and wish to collaborate
> The only question I have is about the last sentence:
> SERPRO also, along with other companies, sponsored the Debian Day
> Porto Alegre.
> Can you be more specific about their support I wonder? Were they the
> biggest sponsor? How many other sponsors were there? Have they a track
> record of sponsoring FOSS/Debian, or is this their first?
I actually have *strong* worries about using "sponsored" word .
As a government owned, serpro is subject to astoundingly **strict**
rules about sponsoring with money only pre-qualified entities.
So, it SUPPORTED / HELPED the event by lenting rooms, equipments, some
support staff. No money.
You could read the description of what was done at revision 15 .
There were other 5 entities that supported the event by various means,
listed at very end of , section "Apoio".
No money was handed to the Debian local user group. Some of entities
gave us some shirts, some food for the coffee-break, some printed
posters, some hours of their PR pros, some hours of support staff.
SERPRO lent the "lion share" resources among them to the event.
Despite  listing such meaning too, fowarding money is the most used
meaning of it.
> When you list, using commas, put a comma before, and so that it
> indicates that you have just given a list.
> In the shop I bought apples, bananas, and cabbage.
> It's not a strict rule by any means, it just indicates clearly that
> you have given a list.
Oh, it is just somewhat different from brazilian portuguese rules.
Please, correct it by british english rules.