[sf-lug] CLS?

george pope gpope111 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 7 18:40:18 PST 2011

Hi everyone

I hadn't planned to go to  CLS meeting tomorrow but may have to change
plans on your recommendation.

An American friend has money for about 35 XOs for her remedial school
for 350 students lacking money for government schools in Accra.

I've been fumbling here because of the 100 unite requirement (pallet
sized shipment?). I may have to go to work raising money for the
remainder of a whole pallet shipment. I can find homes for the other
65 units.There are 3 pilot projects about 65 from 3 years. 100 units
would bring the number olpc schools in Ghana up to 6 with 2 outside of
Accra suburbs. The one in Accra Kanda Primary #5 has been floundering
when their server went down for a half year and the others probably
the same.

Need to describe the  educational package costs and all. Mark Battley
just sent me a very good sketch of this. I'll ask him to post this to
OLPC SF. Mark has experience with this and is inclined toward
programmed slower starts.

Internet is needed in all schools. Should try to add costs for an
expert XO trained volunteer(s) ideally for a semester in Ghana

Looks like CLS might be good for this? I have assumed that should to
contact either a funds raiser consultant or grant application writer.
If CLS tomorrow would be a good place to start looking for these?

george pope
650 430 4671

On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 10:58 AM, Mark Terranova <mark at gidgetkitchen.org> wrote:
> CLS is the 15th Christian. http://clswest2011.eventbrite.com/  We still need
> a few more volunteers the sign up list is
> here; https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AtBpBSQOLdKtdFRFMVp5LWJKaTZqVU01ZVkyang4VFE&hl=en&authkey=CI7Psq0C
> I am helping coordinate the dinner - Ryan Singer is handing lunch.
> Since I am responding to the ML I might as well include some local
> happenings.
>  You can also see how Partimus.org is doing with their local school Linux
> labs (via Zareason.) There are six schools in Oakland and San Francisco that
> we work with. Consider donating your hardware to this worthy cause. I am the
> Community Manager for them BTW.
> http://zareason.posterous.com/
> Jono Bacon (Community Manager- Ubuntu) has a show the weekend after on the
> 22nd at The Uptown
> 1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland 8:00pm -
> 11:30pm http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=120411244689238
> Severed Fifth plays some loud heavy metal music- everyone interested should
> attend- it is only $10. We also plan on live streaming the show. If you
> would like to volunteer yourself, an additional camera, or a phone that can
> be tethered, please let me know.
> Fudcon occurs at the end of the month for any one interested in The Fedora
> Project.
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:Tempe_2011
> If you can't make it to Tempe, I can tell you more about it in person.
> Feb is almost here - Scale is coming!
> http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale9x/
> ALL Hail Tux the Magnificent,
> -Mark
> On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 8:17 AM, Christian Einfeldt <einfeldt at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Anyone going to CLS tomorrow who would have room in their car for one
>> more?  I would love to get a ride.  Thanks either way.
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