[K12OSN] Pledge Drive for K12Linux EL6

Jim Kinney jim.kinney at gmail.com
Tue May 17 16:24:29 UTC 2011

 I am very willing to add technical capabilities to this effort.
Additionally, I can add documentation abilities as well (I've used publican
before and am moderately versed in docbook). Also, I do have a small pile of
servers, mostly 32-bit, some 64, and a small pile of assorted "school style"
hardware as well as a few newer thin client tiny box devices from after my
days doing K12LTSP at APS that can be put back to use as test platforms.

I am also very willing to provide hosting for finished code, development
code, git, trac, wiki, what ever is needed to help this process.

On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 10:14 PM, Warren Togami Jr. <warren at togami.com>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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James P. Kinney III

As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to
consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, then the powerful can do as they
please, and those who survive will be left to contemplate the outcome.
- *2011 Noam Chomsky*
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