[Linux-aus] Jackson's $150 hardware request

Jackson Doak noskcaj at ubuntu.com
Sat Nov 16 15:07:14 EST 2013

i'm 14 and have been an ubuntu member for 6 months now. I have built PCs
since i was 12 and spent 2 years volunteering in an e-waste recycling
centre too (I can't legally volunteer there now due to my age).

On Sun, Nov 17, 2013 at 1:57 AM, Peter Lawler <linux-aus at bleeter.id.au>wrote:

> On 16/11/2013 3:46 AM, Kathy Reid wrote:
> > Jackson is one of the youngest active members of the Ubuntu community,
> > and his hardware would allow more testing of distributions.
> > $150 is very small in the scheme of things and I would see this as an
> > investment in our future community.
> Agree.
> I don't know Jackson from a bar of soap, but from what I'm reading he
> seems like the sort of bloke who is going to 'pay it forward' numerous
> times.
> Further, it may well be argued that younger people are precisely the
> folks LA should consider financially supporting at the lower end of the
> 'market' as they will 'show FLOSS off' around schools and also typically
> have low paying jobs (if any) until at least 18 if not 21 as well as
> some having edumacational fees to meet, etc.
> Dunno if Jackson is *that* young, but those are my feels.
> Pete.
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