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What does BLU get from Culminis???

I am on the board of directors of Boston User Groups, and I am
investigating it. I don't remember a discussion on this. 
On Tue, 01 Jun 2004 22:53:00 -0400
Jerry Kincade <kincadej at> wrote:

>     Hello to Boston!  I am a member of the local Linux/Unix group
>     where 
> I live, and pretty new to Linux.  I have come to really appreciate
> Open Source thinking and, of course, Open Source Software.  However,
> at work I am a Windows drone, and likely to remain one for some time. 
> Oh well... it's a living...  Anyway, I was flipping through a Windows 
> magazine and came across an article about a new Non-profit
> organization called Culminis (  Reading the article
> and checking out the web site with an admittedly skeptical eye towards
> Microsoft's involvement, I was suspicious of their agenda and
> motivations.  My first instinct was to see this as a FUD-fount for
> Redmond, intended to dress up product placement and infomercials as
> friendly philanthropy, akin to MS support for the Alexis de
> Tocqueville Institute.
>     I made a quick scroll through the list of (they say, I didn't
>     count) 
> 450 member groups (  Only
> two of these groups have Unix or Linux in their name.  One is Boston
> Linux & Unix, complete with a link to your web site.
>     So I am curious.  What was the motivation for BLU to join the 
> Culminis Aliance Program (CAP)?  Does your group see a positive agenda
> and some value in this association?  Does this Microsoft funded 
> organization have a vendor/OS neutral message consistent with it being
> "non-profit"?
>     Thanks for your time.
>     --  Jerry  --
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Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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