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Re: Commercial involvement of SLX Debian Labs in Debian Edu market

onsdag 28 juli 2004, 07:24, skrev Markus Gamenius:
> But I do not understand why Knut can't answer the questions from
> Ragnar. He could at least say that he could not say anything about
> the deal because .

"Unfortunatly" contract negotiations are stricte confedensial. It's not 
a problem for SLX Debian Labs to ask the no-named firm if they could 
announce their existence. But SLX Debian Labs can't do this on behalf 
on an other firm. So to be clean when negotiationing, we have to follow 
contract law and the rules when doing this. We have come clean out of 
this by not telling who we negotiate with, but ask the firm them self 
to anounce their precence. 

My impression is that also Debian Labs keep their negotiations 
confedensial when they are doing negotiations in the comercial space.  
They don't go official before their contracts are in place.  How this 
information is shared before everything is on place also regularted by 
trade agreement, and rules of coundut that the goes far beyound the 
reach of our practices, even if we have, as we see it, other 
perspective on this matter. 

I understand that this answer is not what you hoped for. But we have to 
do this cleanly. So when you as a get to know certain things, it's a  
weight and importance of the imformation you get. Somethimes a leader 
as you are must have some information, and keep it unofficially until 
the information is ready to tell everybody. An e-post-list is as 
officiall you can get :-). Unfortunatly some information is not ready 
for that yet ...


Knut Yrvin
Project manager (cel: +47 908 95 765) Skolelinux Norway and OpenOffice
translation to Norwegian. Office 1: SLX Debian Labs Forskningsparken,
Gaustadalle 21, 0349 OSLO, NORWAY. Office 2: IT-Staff Akershus County
Council, Schweigaards gate 4, 0185 OSLO, NORWAY

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