Any linux programmers out there? (fwd)

Loo, Peter Peter.Loo at
Fri May 16 10:41:56 CDT 2003

Hi All,

This will be my first comment as I believe this subject is definitely
worth the time to express my feelings.

Yes, there are other programmers besides Linux, but the most hardcore
and efficient programmers are those who invest their personal time and
write great programs for all to share.  These are the GREAT people to
whom I take off my hat.  "SALUTE!"

We are also a non-profit organization.  I am a great advocate for Open
Source and Free Software.


Peter Loo
Banner Health
Phoenix, AZ 85008

-----Original Message-----
From: Shay Harding [mailto:kellewic at] 
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2003 8:21 AM
To: phoenix-pm-list at
Subject: Re: Any linux programmers out there? (fwd)

There are other types of programmers besides Linux?

--- Scott Walters <scott at> wrote:
> Bill sent this to me, but I think Perlers might
> enjoy writing
> an "I'm here" letter. My idea of fun =)
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: 16 May 2003 11:03:05 -0700
> From: Craig White <craigwhite at>
> To: plug-discuss at
> Cc: Ray Grey <r.grey at>
> Subject: Any linux programmers out there?
> I have a rather interesting situation with a client
> of mine. They are a
> non-profit mental health provider - the Executive
> Director is Ray Grey
> <r.grey at> I have included him in the distribution of
> this email.
> Anyway, I think he agrees with me that the best path
> for a non-profit
> corporation to go is open source/free software and
> he does have a
> die-hard Windows guy as president of the board of
> directors.
> Apparently the issue comes down to his belief that
> there aren't any
> Linux programmers around. Imagine that!
> They are in central Phoenix.
> I told him that there were many Linux programmers
> around and if I put
> the word out on just one mail list (PLUG), that he
> would likely be
> inundated with people, capable and willing and most
> likely resumes. I
> can't guarantee that anyone will get a programming may
> ultimately end up at an over priced Windows
> integrator.
> The project involves collection of data into an SQL
> database and sending
> electronic compilations of the data as billing data
> in HCFA type
> blocks...multi-user and the user interface and the
> middleware is not
> determined.
> If you are interested, please send him an email -
> feel free to copy me
> or don't copy me and that's fine.
> If you are a programmer but are currently involved
> in other projects
> please drop him a short note just to let him know
> that there are Linux
> programmers as this is a sticking point.
> If you have questions, please feel free to send them
> to me.
> The big issue here, if I failed to make the point is
> that we have a
> non-profit agency with a lot of Macintosh computers
> and no real
> investment in Microsoft Windows hardware or
> software. It's obvious to me
> that this is the right time to move to open source /
> free software and
> the major obstacle to this is that they have a
> perception that Linux
> programmers, integrators, system administrators etc.
> are not readily
> identifiable...stand up and be counted and you will
> make a difference in
> the perception of decision makers.
> Thanks,
> Craig
> ----- End forwarded message -----

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