[kwlug-disc] (Not Quite) Floss Fund Nominee.

Nameless goodgreen at gmail.com
Tue Aug 2 02:32:18 EDT 2011


How about I nominate Tomato/MLPPP for the floss fund.  From
http://fixppp.org/

On Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 11:27 PM, Nameless <goodgreen at gmail.com> wrote:

> Fair enough I'm sure I can come up with a good one I had a good one
> yesterday too... it will come to me.
> On Jul 30, 2011 11:25 PM, "Paul Nijjar" <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> > On Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 10:24:43PM -0400, Colin K wrote:
> >
> >> Seems interesting enough. Bring computers not brainwashing. Anyways
> >> talk it out its my first nomination of any sort for this and its not
> >> a Floss one exactly but we've discussed over recent times that it
> >> seems our Lug seems to be evolving slightly.
> >> http://ihackcharities.org/
> >
> > Boy. People are not making the nominations easy these days, are they?
> >
> > I'm really excited that you are making a first-time nomination, and we
> > currently only have one nomination in the queue (with three more
> > nomination write-ups promised). And you are right that we have been
> > having discussions about what kind of organizations are suitable for
> > the FLOSS Fund.
> >
> > But taking a quick look at this website it doesn't
> > look like they are that into FLOSS for their projects. If you look at
> >
> > http://www.hackersforcharity.org/computer-training-center/
> >
> > then you see they are offering mostly proprietary certifications for
> > their courses.
> >
> > Looking at our past nominations here: http://kwlug.org/node/459
> > it looks like our nominees have all had something related to open
> > source -- either people working with FLOSS in some way, or donations
> > to political organizations working to protect the interests of FLOSS
> > legally. I am not sure we want to stray too far from that.
> >
> > Given this, my vote would be that this group should not be a FLOSS
> > Fund nomination. But that is not a final judgement, and it would be
> > good to hear what others (including members of the shadowy
> > Cabal) think.
> >
> > That is not to say that the Hackers for Charity charity is not a
> > worthy cause, or that people in general shouldn't donate to it.
> >
> > In the meantime you could make an easier nomination! We could really
> > use some more nominations!
> >
> > - Paul
> >
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