[K12OSN] Pledge Drive for K12Linux EL6

Warren Togami Jr. warren at togami.com
Tue May 17 02:14:55 UTC 2011

Hi Folks,

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.

Tax Deductible
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 Togami
warren at togami.com

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