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Chris Rozewski 09-19-2012 01:31 AM

Technology professional looking to donate time with Ubuntu
 
Hello,
My name is Chris Rozewski. I am a technology professional located in
Northern NJ, fifteen minutes outside of NYC, looking to donate my time
installing, configuring, and doing the initial setup of Ubuntu Linux
for an organization that otherwise may not be able to afford my
services. I have experience repurposing donated hardware for a
nonprofit that donates the machines to parents of children in the
Paterson school district.

What I'm looking for is an organization with a need and who would be
open to using FOSS as opposed to proprietary software, donated
hardware, and volunteers.

Is anyone interested in helping?

Sent from my iPad

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Christopher Rozewski 09-28-2012 11:05 AM

Technology professional looking to donate time with Ubuntu
 
Many of you reached out showing your support for my cause, to repurpose computers using free and open source software for donation to organizations in need. I'd like to announce the beginning of my volunteer drive.*


How can you help?Donate Computers*- I'll pick them up from youSuggest an organization*to receive the computersDonate*money to fund the cause.

Visit my indiegogo page to help.




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On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 9:31 PM, Chris Rozewski <crozewski@gmail.com> wrote:


Hello,

My name is Chris Rozewski. I am a technology professional located in

Northern NJ, fifteen minutes outside of NYC, looking to donate my time

installing, configuring, and doing the initial setup of Ubuntu Linux

for an organization that otherwise may not be able to afford my

services. I have experience repurposing donated hardware for a

nonprofit that donates the machines to parents of children in the

Paterson school district.



What I'm looking for is an organization with a need and who would be

open to using FOSS as opposed to proprietary software, donated

hardware, and volunteers.



Is anyone interested in helping?



Sent from my iPad



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09-28-2012 12:09 PM

Technology professional looking to donate time with Ubuntu
 
Am 28.09.2012 13:05, schrieb Christopher Rozewski:

Many of you reached out showing your support for my cause, to repurpose
computers using free and open source software for donation to
organizations in need. I'd like to announce the beginning of my
volunteer drive.

...

What I'm looking for is an organization with a need and who would be
open to using FOSS as opposed to proprietary software, donated
hardware, and volunteers.

Is anyone interested in helping?

Sent from my iPad


Chris,

Thank you for your initiative. I wish you luck and success. I have tried
the same in an organisation in Switzerland (linuxola.org) and we use
LTSP extensively and sometimes Edubuntu. The main problem is the lack of
local support, even in South Africa, the home of Ubuntu, as the
distances are usually too great. The only successful projects are those,
where staff is permanently available. I have therefore suggested to
switch to mainly use live distributions, but this also isn't easy, as
many PCs don't boot from USB easily or at all or don't have CD/DVD-drives.


You might get better responses on Linux-related mailing lists if you
removed the advertisement from Apple "Sent from my iPad", didn't
repeatedly send the same message (i.e. quote yourself), and didn't send
emails containing HTML and cookies. Most lists I suppose including this
one expect users to observe "netiquette" or similar guidelines.


Best, Theo


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Asmo Koskinen 09-28-2012 12:53 PM

Technology professional looking to donate time with Ubuntu
 
28.09.2012 15:09, theo.schmidt@wilhelmtux.ch kirjoitti:


The main problem is the lack of local support, even in South Africa,
the home of Ubuntu, as the distances are usually too great. The only
successful projects are those, where staff is permanently available.


I help as an administrator for a project from Finland (I live here),
project itself is in Mexico City:


http://ltsp.org/stories/viewstory/?story_id=36&secret=465826

Yes, I needed someone to install locally very basic steps (Lubuntu
desktop i386), then I stepped in and installed ltsp-pnp by Alkis. Now I
run everything remotely - all I need is autossh (ssh -R, ssh-keygen etc).


I rent cheapest Linode server (Dallas, Texas) for ssh pipes. Every time
ltsp-pnp-server boots it pipes itself to the Linode server and wait for me.


I think I can manage every server in our project that way. And ltsp-pnp
do not need any kind of heavy server, just one desktop pc, very same as
all others in classroom.


Yes, you need few very basic things (electricity, adsl/internet) and one
person, who can copy-paste from the browser to the terminal. After that
your server just wait for you to serve you.


But I understand that environment can be very hostile out there for
computers. There are earthquakes in Mexico City (we faced one), here in
Finland never.


I started with this howto: http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Autossh
Gentoo fellows usually know what they are doing ;-)

Keep on, Theo, you do good work.

Best Regards Asmo Koskinen.

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