[clug] Computer buildfest idea

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Sun Oct 30 22:44:54 GMT 2005

Hi all,

Just got an e-mail from a local well-known distributor who has a bunch
of stuff he is unable to sell (old stock etc.). Reckons there might be
enough for about 5 or 6 complete systems. If we decide to go ahead with
this idea, he will deliver the stuff to ANU and then collect (his) left-
overs and dispose of.

So, looks to me like we should probably go ahead with this build/install
fest idea. When are people up for it? I'll open the bidding with a
Saturday morning - say 12th Nov.?


Bob Edwards.

Paul Wayper wrote:
> Robert Edwards wrote:
>> I support this idea - HOWEVER - there has been a tendency, over the
>> years, for good-intentioned people (is that a legal English phrase?)
>> to bring along all sorts of miscellaneous pre-loved equipment, disks,
>> magazines etc. to CLUG and then leave them there at the end of the
>> night. Some of this stuff persists in N101 for months or years at a
>> time. Alas, the Dept. does not really appreciate it.
> Fair enough!
> My thoughts on the whole proceedings were:
> * If you bring it, and it's not going with anyone else, you take it home 
> again.  That goes even if you have to leave early.
> * The Charity Computers people are invited along on the day to pick up 
> any working machines that CLUGgers don't want.  This way they get a 
> whole bunch of computers in one easy pick-up.
> * Also a good chance to demonstrate Linux working on them to CC as an 
> alternative to proprietary, costing-money type OSes.
> I like the idea of being able to put how much we've been able to donate 
> on a web site somewhere.  I don't think it's necessary to become a 
> second charity to do it, though :-)
> Have fun,
> Paul

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