[Linux-aus] Grant application: ComputerBank NSW

Leon Brooks leon at cyberknights.com.au
Tue May 4 11:30:02 UTC 2004

On Tue, 4 May 2004 09:25, Michael Still wrote:
> Does anyone here have a comment to make on this grant?

Yes: do it. Amongst other things, it will keep the pipe open for later 
donations, after this windfall is cleared, and might give country areas 
an infusion of gear which starts or maintains a local computerbank-ish 
(reliable contact with the outside world is far more valuable in 
isolated regions).

Open question for Geoff: would it fit within the rules to do stuff like 
"selling" your donated machines for twice the price of freighting them?

The concept I have in mind is that if a corporation in (say) The Alice 
has a use for fifty older computers, can they either...

  * freight 100 to Alice Springs, keep 50 and hand 50 to the local
    computerbank-ish for preparation, or;

  * freight 50 in, and in the absence of a local ComputerBank slash
    ComputerAngels chapter donate whatever their own freight costs
    were to CBNSW to allow someone else to get 50 machines?

Chees; Leon

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