[Scottish] GNU/linux cd's wanted for social centre

Andrew Back andy at smokebelch.org
Mon May 17 11:09:56 BST 2004

On Mon, 17 May 2004, William Anderson wrote:

> Colin.Speirs at scotland.gsi.gov.uk wrote:
> > [snip]
> >>not if the 20 quid was being donated to something....  (and i'm not
> >>sure the beer fund counts for that one, but that's something someone
> >>else should figure out)
> >
> > £20 would buy a few CDs or DVDs. Could be used to put distros on for donations to organisations
> having a spare monitor (or one to use if they're short) is surely more
> useful than CDs which people can burn and donate themselves?
> Perhaps we could all burn a wide range of distros and tools (knoppix,
> debian, slack, fedora, open CD, open office, maybe even some bsden), put
> them all together at the next slug meet and put them in a box to give to the
> centre?  Anyone else know of any similar sites which would benefit from such
> a service?

'The Chateau', a shared space/building in the city centre inhabited by artists.
They are keen to build a 'media lab' out of redundant/donated equipment and
promote use of Open Source software solutions. And also to participate in
community wireless, for which their location and easy access to roof space
makes them a prime candidate for a routing node.


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