[KyOSS Discuss] This article reminds me that we should do install-fests on a regular basis...

Ben Hibben the.blenster at gmail.com
Mon Jun 8 14:31:30 EDT 2015


I believe so.  It's a great program but needs more people to help out.
Perhaps a rotating schedule of KYOSS members?  :-)

Blenster

On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 2:29 PM, Michael <bigoldv8 at gmail.com> wrote:

>  Was that an evolution of "CoreLab" ?  I remember a couple guys used to
> attend the KYOSS meetings regularly and they had a program that did this
> exact thing. People donated old hardware at LVL1 (basement of the old
> space), and they would set it up with an appropriate version of linux based
> on what it was capable of, and then provide it to worthy recipients in the
> community.
>
> Net, folks have been doing this off/on for a while & it does seem to be
> well received - though I think it's one of those difficult things to keep
> going. Likely lack of funding to get core people to keep it moving.
>
> I'm sure there is no shortage of people who would love to receive the
> benefit of an event like this - whether it's just experience with the
> process or actually receiving hardware to use.
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> On Mon, 2015-06-08 at 14:14 -0400, Ben Hibben wrote:
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> You should consider partnering with Muddytech, which already has a program
> put together that takes older hardware and breathes new life into it with
> linux and trains folks on how to use it.
>
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>
>  They need new volunteers to pick this up and move forward; they seem to
> have slowed down quite a bit.  At least that's what I have observed; I
> could be wrong.
>
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>
>  They have a decent stockpile of machines in their storage area at LVL1
> and use our classroom for teaching classes.
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>  Blenster
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>  On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 2:11 PM, Norman Schippert <norman at bluegrass.net>
> wrote:
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>  I wonder if the Louisville Urban League may like this?  I know some of
> them over there, let me ask them
>
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> Norman Schippert
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> 502-589-4638
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> *From:* kyoss-discuss-bounces at kyoss.org [mailto:
> kyoss-discuss-bounces at kyoss.org] *On Behalf Of *alan blount
> *Sent:* Monday, June 08, 2015 2:08 PM
>
>
> *To:* The Kentucky Open Source Society Discussion List
> *Subject:* Re: [KyOSS Discuss] This article reminds me that we should do
> install-fests on a regular basis...
>
>
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>   Not only is this a generally good idea, but perhaps, something we could
> do as a group to give back to the community at large.  I've given away or
> recycled a fair amount of hardware - but I still have some stuff left and
> I'm sure as a group we have a BUNCH left.
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>   Perhaps we could team up w/ LVL1 and make a "KYOSS Free Computer"
> workday - where we build and install machines on a weekend, anyone can
> attend to learn or hang-out, anyone in need can get a donated machine, and
> afterwards, we donate whatever's built to a charity or two.
>
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>   This sounds like a good idea, if not a new idea, and probably something
> that would get a bit of attention in the community if we knew who to talk
> to about it.
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>   Thanks,
>
>   -alan
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>   On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 12:52 PM, Britt Dodd <brittman914 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>   I have connections with Goodwill also, although I'm definitely not a
> believer of their "we no longer accept computers" policy they've
> implemented over the past few years. They have GED prep courses, and
> every-so-often I'll build a system for them to give to one of their
> graduates. To me, it was something that was going to be shredded at the
> e-cycler, but to one of these graduates a computer is a way to better
> themselves. It was definitely an eye-opening experience.
>
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>   On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 1:35 PM Norman Schippert <norman at bluegrass.net>
> wrote:
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>    All these indigent places, such as the Salvation Army, where they put
> up people over night.   Also, the Wayside mission on Broadway, they have
> women with children in there.  Those kids might benefit from it.
>
>
>
> Norman Schippert
>
> 502-589-4638
>
>
>
> [image: BluegrassNet---Disaster-Recovery]
> <http://www.bluegrass.net/#/internet/disaster-recovery/>
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> *From:*kyoss-discuss-bounces at kyoss.org [mailto:
> kyoss-discuss-bounces at kyoss.org] *On Behalf Of *alan blount
> *Sent:* Monday, June 08, 2015 1:33 PM
> *To:* The Kentucky Open Source Society Discussion List
> *Subject:* Re: [KyOSS Discuss] This article reminds me that we should do
> install-fests on a regular basis...
>
>
>
>
> What we need is a place to donate them to. Anyone know of schools or
> programs or missions or whatever, where people would benefit from older,
> functional, Linux machines?
>
>    On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 12:11 PM Britt Dodd <brittman914 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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>    On that note, I've configured PXE boot to work with the Ubuntu liveCD
> (via dhcp-options on my VyOS router), so that should help things out too.
>
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>    On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 1:10 PM Britt Dodd <brittman914 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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>
>     Also reminds me that I could always setup Linux boxes and donate them
> instead of e-cycling them. Maybe we could all bring a bunch of
> keyboards/mice/computers/monitors and setup a bunch of linux boxes?
>
>
>     I have a few monitors and a couple of old desktops that can be fixed
> up...
>
>
>     Linux build party? Does that sound like fun to anybody here?
>
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>     On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 12:53 PM Deven Phillips <
> deven.phillips at gmail.com> wrote:
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>      http://opensource.com/life/15/6/five-linux-programs
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