[K12OSN] Pledge Drive for K12Linux EL6

Steven Santos Steven at simplycircus.com
Tue May 17 16:09:19 UTC 2011

I will pledge $50 towards this.

Warren, how much would it cost me to get you to make EL6LTSP default
to an LDAP server w/client option as the user back end?

Steven Santos
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On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 1:55 AM, Terrell Prude' Jr.
<microman at cmosnetworks.com> wrote:
> I am game for this.  I hereby commit to a pledge of $50 for this effort,
> with possibly more to follow as this progresses.
> Additionally, I'm actually quite good at writing documentation, so I can
> help out here.  I wrote the NMIS 4.3.6 documentation, which is now being
> used as the basis for the new v8 docs.
> If Warren's willing to do all this for just that amount of money...folks,
> that's a bargain.  We'd be fools to pass this up.
> --TP
> Warren Togami Jr. wrote:
>> 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
>> documentation.
>> 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 deduction.
>> 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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