[Linux-aus] Grant Request From Sokar Phillpot

Karl Goetz kamping_kaiser at internode.on.net
Wed May 3 20:15:03 UTC 2006

Jennifairy wrote:
> Karl Goetz wrote:
>> Jonathan Oxer wrote:
>>> Hi Sokar,
>> Hi all.
>>>> Project Name: BLACK STUMP FOSS
>>>> $2000 to purchase 20 laptops from ITShare SA Inc -=20
>>>> http://itshare.org.au/
>>> This looks like a very cool project, but I just have a couple of 
>>> questions.
>>> * The requested amount equates to $100 per laptop, but ITShare list a
>>> price of $330 per laptop on their site.  Is the amount correct? Are
>>> ITShare providing discounted hardware to help support the project?
>> I haven't heard of the project, but I might be out of the loop if its 
>> a recent thing. I'm ccing to the ITShare committee list to see what 
>> responses I can get.
>> Karl
>>> * Could you please tell us a little more about the group that intends
>>> to run this project and what other resources you have? Do you have a
>>> team of volunteers from Bundaberg LUG all lined up and venues
>>> available?
>>> Cheers   :-)
>>> Jonathan
> Hi, Jennifairy here, Im the laptop project coordinator for ITShare.
> I have had some discussion over the last few months with Sokar re 
> getting some laptops from ITShare for the projects in the communities up 
> there.
> The laptops we had for sale are now all sold, until we receive the next 
> delivery (we have no idea when).
> I have asked Sokar to forward a completed application form to me, so 
> that we can process this asap. I havent yet received anything.
> Currently, eligible applicants (which this project would fulfill 
> beautifully) are asked to pay a $10 application fee (forwarded with the 
> application - & regardless of how many you are asking for), + $10 per 
> machine on pick-up. 20 laptops = $210. Spec on these laptops vary 
> slightly - if you want 20 of the same model, that can be done, they may 
> have different RAM & Hdd sizes, but we can try to ensure they are 
> 'generic' if that is what is wanted. Baseline spec is something like - 
> 700-1000Mhz PIII CPU; 8-30Gb Hdd; 256-384Mb RAM. They are Compaq Armada 
> E500's, if you want to look them up. They will come with 2 part docking 
> stations, power cables & bags, & they will be installed with Ubuntu Breezy.
> We are in Adelaide, if they need to be elsewhere (ie Brisbane), 
> transport will need to be arranged. Let us know if thats an issue, we 
> may be able to source something. 20 laptops with docking stations, bags 
> etc looks like, um around about 2 cubic metres (we just sent exactly 
> this off to Goroka). Maybe 1.5.
> We would love to help out, just waiting for the application form!
To be clear -
If you are accepted as a recipient, the cost is $20 per machine
If you have to purchase one, the cost starts at $330 per machine.


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