[sf-lug] MSFT: $1M -> St. Anthony's

Kevin Jeffrey Smith kevinjsmith+lug at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 13:41:22 PDT 2008


While their PCs in the lab are Windows, there is definitely a willingness by
St. Anthony's to incorporate FOSS. For example, at the recent Tenderloin
Computer Help Day, we showcased the ACCRC's Linux computers and signed
people up to possibly receive a refurb Linux computer through that center.
In addition, when repairing people's PCs (what I helped with most of the
day), if they needed an OS reinstall, we would only reinstall if we could
install Linux (due to the licensing) - for 99% of the people we helped, they
used word processor/basic web browsing - that's it. However, we did ask them
before we did anything.

Christian Einfeldt is quite involved with St. Anthony's, so he can explain
more about their attitudes towards FOSS.

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 1:14 PM, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:

>   eric showed up last night with two things
> on his mind. one was MSFT giving $1M to St.
> Anthony's Golden Gate Street computer center.
> (i forget the other, i got so alarmed.)
> http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/20/BU0A13GFMU.DTL
>   this probably means the 37 computers in
> the computer learning center will be all
> windows-based so's to foster excel skills.
>   will st. a's be willing to integrate open
> source software?
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