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[K12OSN] non-profit to give linux boxes to kids?



hey,

I received a few odds/ends from my church and elsewhere and built one standalone linnux box that is now in my classroom. I have enough parts to bild one more in my office right now. Since I am leaving the school after this year and there is no one in the building with any experience with linux or even a desire to learn to support it's use, I figured I would give it away to a student at the end of the year, have a writing contest (Persuasive essay on why schools shouls use OSS, or expsotiry essay on what is OSS/Linux/GPL or some such thing, not fleshed out yet). This encouraged me to seek out more stuff. I put out a few feelers on a free swap mail list locally for computer hardware/parts to build a lab for my kids. I had put a phone call into the Faith Middleton show (local NPR show) on her non-profit swap show, etc., and I've received such an overwhelming response, I'm not quite sure what to do. I thinking about starting a non-profit org to rebuild old copmuters and load them up with linux and give them away to deserving students/schools.
But I haven't the slightest idea how to go about starting such a thing, and both time and money are precious.
Ideas?
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Anthony Baldwin
http://www.School-Library.net
Freedom to Learn!


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