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



On Wed, 24 Mar 2004 anthony baldwin wrote:

> 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?

www.freegeek.org might be a good resource for ideas an links.

James



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