[Fwd: [Off-Topic] Free Software Consortium in search of Consultants and Agents in your area.]

Jan Wildeboer jan.wildeboer at gmx.de
Wed Dec 18 09:22:58 UTC 2002

I just got this in my mail and am quite surprised. Is this 
coordinated/endorsed with/by the FSF or just a private action?

Jan Wildeboer

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [Off-Topic] Free Software Consortium in search of Consultants 
and Agents in your area.
Resent-Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 02:50:22 +0100 (CET)
Resent-From: uugrn at uugrn.org
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 17:25:42 -0600
From: Consorcio Software Libre <info1 at csl.cc>
Reply-To: info1 at csl.cc
Organization: Consorcio Software Libre

We would like to invite you to be a founding members of the FSC either as a
Consultant and/or an Agent.


On the main page you will find links to subscribe as consultant and/or 

Free Software Consortium is a multinational consortium established to 
link the
companies and the independent consultants that use and promote free 

One of the bigger obstacles to the development of the free software services
market is the fear of many companies to establish contracts with independent
consultants who do not have support of a well known Company, Corporation or
Consortium.  Questioning quality, support, experience and capability to
successfully complete a project are the companies manager's main 
concerns when
considering the option of migrating their systems to free software.

Like you, we know the excellent quality that Free Software offers.
We have complete confidence that Free Software is going to be the 
platform of
the future. That is why it's so important to work and consolidate 
together to
solve the problem mentioned above.

Free Software Consortium intends to fill this void joining the best free
software companies and consultants at the national and international level.

By joining to Free Software Consortium you or your company will have the
following benefits:

1. Possibility of being hired by other Consortium members.
2. Possibility of hiring other Consortium members.
3. Use of the Consortium image and name with your clients.
4. Use of the Consortium's resources like Publicity Brochures, Business 
Banners for presentations and events, financial presentations, publicity
articles for the press and magazines, support via mailing list and 
forums with
the Consortium's members, marketing and communication assistance, CD's and
manuals from the Consortium, site and mail hosting (yourarea.fsc.cc) and 
future services.
5. Representation of the FS Consortium in your area to share administrative,
legal and marketing resources between the Consultant members in your area.

Free Software Consortium will establish a contract with an Agent company 
will have exclusive representation in it's area, in charge of organizing the
consultants in the area.  This Agent company will provide the administrative
services, marketing and sales with the local customers.

>From the business generated by the Free Software Consortium, the Agent company
will receive 20% of the value of the contract, and the Consultant or
company will receive 80%.

The Free Software Consortium is developing a new business model and invites
to join as a founding member and contribute in developing this new business
model.  We need your valuable help to give us ideas and comments. Please 
to info at fsconsortium.com

Thank you for your attention.

Free Software Consortium
info at fsc.cc

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