[svlug] Digg request for a Linux non-profit donor

Sargun Dhillon xbmodder at gmail.com
Fri Sep 21 08:37:57 PDT 2007


Seems what we did work. Its in the Digg Top 10 (place number 1), and it has
gotten 1634 diggs.

On 9/20/07, Christian Einfeldt <einfeldt at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> It is hard to find a guy who has done more to raise the profile of FOSS on
> the desktop in the SF Bay Area than James Burgett of the ACCRC.org.  He
> has given away 16,000 computers, got Dugg to the home page for that, was
> featured in CNN as a local "hero" for helping the needy, but now a toxic
> waste regulatory agency says that James' ACCRC is a "waste dump".  Anyone
> who has been to his Berkeley warehouse knows that he is on the cutting edge
> of lots of FOSS hardware hacks, but is not a waste dump.
>
> So, at any rate, I have offered to help James out by doing a little
> publicity.  To start, I submitted a story to /. , but it didn't make the
> cut.  Now, I have submitted a story to Digg, and maybe if we can push it
> onto the Digg front page, we have a better chance of getting some bodies
> over to the ACCRC to help him out, and maybe even a little cash.  Plus, he
> is planning to do a little clean up to satisfy the regulators.  For all of
> these things he needs some help, so if you wanted to consider supporting him
> with a Digg, that would be awesome:
>
>
> http://digg.com/linux_unix/Man_is_Dugg_for_donating_16_000_Linux_boxes_then_gets_the_regulatory_axe
>
> This guy has done a LOT for our public middle school.  He has given us
> some badly needed switches and thin clients, for starters, so I really
> appreciate his work.  This guy is a mini digital tipping point all unto
> himself.  Just think of the huge number of people whom he has shown that
> there is an alternative to Microsoft that is not Apple.
>
> Thanks either way for considering the request!
>
> --
> Christian Einfeldt,
> Producer, The Digital Tipping Point
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