Have you ever gotten news that initial had you angry, upset perhaps even a little despondent? Just to realise after some thought that it actually was very good news… No?
Well this happened to me less than a day ago, good bad news.
For the last couple of weeks myself and various other members of the Ubuntu LoCo here in the UAE have been in contact with people from the Abu Dhabi University as we would like to hold an Installfest there. I am actually in Abu Dhabi right now as up to last night I was having a meeting today with a staff member at the Uni because I wanted to start fleshing out a plan and strategy that would suit the Uni and make the second ever Installfest here a sucess.
Everything seemed on course until I received the email stating that the students / staff at the Uni know all about Ubuntu and that the Uni assists if there are any problems installing it… What?! Installfest, denied! That sucks, right? Right?
Maybe not as much as I initial thought. Perhaps the mail I received wasn’t just a brush off and maybe, just maybe the Abu Dhabi Uni is the exception and Linux is alive and doing well there. I have to hope so, because nobody likes bad news that is bad.