[OKFN-EN] Fw: I.T Aid Third Sector

Claudio Vidini claudio at netsolutionswales.co.uk
Mon Oct 14 21:58:12 UTC 2013

Dear Paul Raven,

I seem to have omitted feedback from one of your 

As mentioned, some of the initial Group Website's 
created are over ten years old.

Obviously Groups wish to remain dynamic in Sync 
with their evolution. Are you saying that because 
they have a redesign we loose credibility?

Again, your hap hazard questioning lacks substance 
for me but if you wish to seek funding for the 
Group you represent (Science Fiction right?)

Here to help.

Best Regards,

Claudio Vidini (BSc)

-----Original Message----- 
From: Paul Graham Raven
Date: 14 October 2013 21:31
To: Claudio Vidini
Cc: okfn-en at lists.okfn.org
Subject: Re: [OKFN-EN] Fw: I.T Aid Third Sector


I don't know about anyone else, but i'd be 
interested to know on whose behalf you are 
disbursing these grants; your website is notably 
devoid of any mention of the funding source(s), 
which is not exactly conducive to instant trust... 
especially as sole-traderships are, as far as i 
know, not usually put in the position of 
disbursing grants.

And given you're IT experts, you're probably aware 
that one's web presence is highly formative when 
it comes to first impressions, just like one's 
email style; instead of getting angry at folk 
doing a bit of due diligence and finding you 
lacking, maybe you should address your corporate 
image as a priority? A number of the clients in 
your portfolio have evidently done exactly that 
since taking delivery of the sites in the 

Shorter version: welcome to the internet. Don't 
spam people, it tends to make them ask unpleasant 


-- from the tablet-factor device of Paul Graham 
Raven: infrastructure researcher, 
contraPanglossian futurist, cultural critic, 
dishevelled mountebank. This automatically 
appended signature will self-destruct after 

On 14 Oct 2013 18:46, "Claudio Vidini" 
<claudio at netsolutionswales.co.uk> wrote:

Dear All,

To address your concerns :

Net Solutions Wales Ltd status was closed with
Companies House but retained the Sole Traders
Status in the UK.

As such we are still governed by UK B2B Standards.

Each time the OKFN mail goes out we assist more
Groups so why wouldn't we continue to assist. As
the information states the funding is available
until at least April next year.

For Paula Graham, I would be very interested in
details of Groups you say feel our offer of
assistance is "dodgy". I have many many
successfully Awarded Groups who'm I can pass as
reference. Perhaps you'd like to do the same??
I've never understood this type of malice in
halting support for other Groups. Your of course
welcome to submit your own application and can
perhaps speak some truths..

The 60 Day assessment period means we are actively
promoting the funds prior the end of the year and
will continue to do so as long as

A) Funds Are available
b) New Groups are responding to the offer of

For all other OKFN members Im more thn happy to
clarify any of the information provided and wish
you all the best with your funding support.

Best Regards,

Claudio Vidini (BSc)

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