[K12OSN] Pledge Drive for K12Linux EL6
Warren Togami Jr.
warren at togami.com
Tue May 17 02:14:55 UTC 2011
I am capable of making an EL6-based LTSP. But I have significant doubts
that this community is worthwhile to create this software suite. Even
years ago when LTSP was more relevant, I completely failed to recruit
additional volunteers to help develop Fedora LTSP. Furthermore I am now
reminded how thankless this job is, where I receive mostly grief and
unrealistic expectations from people who contribute nothing.
So here's the deal. I am willing to do this project in phases if we
have a combination of donations and volunteers willing to write formal
Phase I: Feasibility Assessment
If this community makes donations totaling $250, I am willing to begin
the feasibility assessment portion of this project. I will do some
development only to the point of knowing if the EL6 base is feasible at
all. If it isn't feasible, then the donation can be returned.
Phase II: Development of EL6 Native for EPEL6 Inclusion
An additional $500 will commence development. The goal of this portion
is to make the Server and Client based on unmodified EL6. This would be
suitable for inclusion in EPEL6.
Server Side: GNOME 2, Firefox, Thunderbird, Evolution, OpenOffice suite.
Client Side: Supported hardware would be anything i686 with PAE.
Phase III: Release Install Media, Develop Alternate Client OS
I will release the full install media with an additional $500 donation.
Thereafter I will commence development of an alternative non-PAE i686
kernel and optional Debian /opt/ltsp/i386 to enable older client hardware.
Phase IV: Software Updates through Year 2012
$500 will enable a good faith effort to fix bugs, software updates in
the EL6 LTSP stream, and refreshed EL6.1 or EL6.2 based LTSP install
media through the end of year 2012.
To prove that this isn't about personal enrichment but rather proving
that the community will support this development, the full amount of
these donations will go toward a particular 501(c)3 charity organization
of my choosing. American donors may be able to benefit from a tax
These are the conditions under which I am willing to spend my time on
this cause. If you are interested in making a donation, you may reply
on this list or contact me directly.
warren at togami.com
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