I just read that Mark has been nominated to the SABC board. Although I think that the SABC needs somebody like Mark on their board and that he would do a stirling job, I doubt whether Mark would accept a nomination like this with all the things he is involved in. Being on the SABC board is probably almost a full time job these days with the mess that the SABC is in and I cannot see Mark leaving some of his duties at Canonical and Ubuntu to join the SABC board.
I might be totally wrong here and who knows, maybe Mark has allready agreed to this. Would love to hear his comments about it.
Other notable names is Max du Preez, Mimi Coertze, Cliff Saunders and World Cup CEO Danny Jordaan.
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There is a lot of talk going on about UbuntuOne. All I have to say is that the Ubuntu trademark belongs to Canonical and they can do with it what they want to. Also they are a business and surely they have the right to make money, and if that is by using their own trademark, why not.
However today I want to ask why I should use UbuntuOne instead of DropBox. I have not used UbuntuOne yet, still waiting on my invite, so this is based on what I have read. UbuntuOne only support Linux and to be more specific Ubuntu. Also I could not gather how seamless it is integrated into Nautiuls. I have been using Dropbox now for a while and has just worked perfectly. I can share files with Windows and/or Mac users. When I run out of my free space on Dropbox I can upgrade and it seems to be cheaper than what UbuntuOne offers.
Dropbox is not perfect. I would like to see better KDE support .. yes one can get it working but it is not nicely integrated. Also I would like to see the possibility to sync more than one folder.
So for the time being I am a happy Dropbox user.
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