<div>The primary goal would be to get computers into the hands of lower income families. </div>
<div>Using Linux would be a way to avoid licencing issues, and easier on the older hardware the project would likely receive.</div>
<div>Beyond getting hardware into the hands of lower income families, the project would serve as a space to help people with problems and nurture projects like people creating their own alternatives to myspace (that sounds like a really good idea by the way).
<div><span class="gmail_quote">On 27 Mar 2006 19:00:52 GMT, <b class="gmail_sendername">David Sterry</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:</span>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="PADDING-LEFT: 1ex; MARGIN: 0px 0px 0px 0.8ex; BORDER-LEFT: #ccc 1px solid">Hi David,<br><br>I think the biggest problem with this idea is defining the goal of the project. Is it to get computers into the hands of lower income families? Is it to spread linux?
<br><br>If it's the latter I think you've really got to play into linux strengths...being that it's great if you want to run a web server or develop web apps and services. So who'd want to this kind of stuff? I'm thinking the head geeks in schools. They probably have all they want in terms of hardware so I think it's really just introducing them to a good starting linux project. Myspace is so popuular amongst kids that saying create your own myspace might be a cool project that would attract school kids attention. Just my 2 cents...
<br><br>Thanks,<br><br>David Sterry<br><a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a><br><br>---- Original Message ----<br>From: "David Reber" <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org
</a>><br>Date: 3/26/06 4:41 pm<br>To: "<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>" <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>><br>Subj: [sf-lug] Linux Kitchen?
<br><br>For several months now I've been kicking around the following idea in my<br>head without ever getting the guts to go ahead with it:<br><br><br>We all know that there's tons of computers being thrown in the garbage every
<br>day. They're not the latest and greatest affairs, but they'll still do<br>everything they did the day they were sold for $1000 or more. (In fact,<br>they'll do more with your favorite distribution of linux installed).
<br><br><br>Also, there is, I assume, a fair number of lower income kids and teens who<br>would be more than happy to get their hands on a functional older moddle<br>computer.<br><br><br>So my idea is to bring the two togeather: have a space, and one or more
<br>linux veterans to man the place at least one day a week. The final<br>ingreediants are the donated computers (which i'm not particularly worried<br>about), invite the locals, and "wasta": linux learning goodness. I envision
<br>it as being a place where people can learn about linux and get help with<br>whatever project/problem they're experiencing. Sort of a slightly expanded<br>install fest.<br><br><br>The biggest problem that this project has in terms of getting off the ground
<br>is space and leadership. I can provide a good amount of leadership, but I<br>have nill resources in terms of space.<br><br><br>can you help?<br>~david<br><br><br><br>_______________________________________________<br>
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