[Volunteers] [svlug] Software Freedom Day...

Paul Reiber reiber at gmail.com
Fri Sep 9 21:24:48 PDT 2005


HEY now... I've identified something the western world CAN do on
Software Freedom Day!

Steve Hargadon has been busy helping the Katrina refugees;  His effort's been 
named the "Katrina public web kiosk project".  Here are some details:
http://www.publicwebstations.com/
http://www.diyparts.org/

Here's the coordination forum for the effort:
http://www.desktoplinux.com/cgi-bin/board/UltraBoard.pl?Action=ShowBoard&Board=katrina

His needs are pretty clear.  PLEASE help him however you can!

WHAT ELSE YOU CAN DO TO HELP:

Concerned people worldwide, and Katrina refugees as well, are having a
difficult time
navigating the waters of the hundreds of well-intentioned websites. 
The websites
in question are:
 - aid/relief organizations like the salvation army and the red cross
 - sites attempting to help coordinate volunteers
 - sites helping people find lost friends and relatives

The problem is clear - there is currently NO SINGLE NEXUS.  Once there
is a functional
nexus, people will be able to share links and information on all of
the above sites more
effectively.

So... please help by updating websites EVERYWHERE to point Katrina refugees and 
volunteers at craigslist.com  

Although sending everyone through craigslist is not a perfect solution
, it's GOOD ENOUGH,
and they're ready for the traffic.  Just so it's clear, I have NO
affiliation with craigslist.com -
I simply feel it's an appropriate and immediate solution to this problem.

So... PLEASE add links to your websites everywhere just like the following:

<a target=_blank href="http://craigslist.com">Katrina
refugees/volunteers click here</a>

WHAT ELSE YOU CAN DO:

Please copy and diseminate this message far and wide - share it on
other Linux mailinglists,
and send it to all the webmasters you know.  Please help this message
to be heard by as
many people as possible.

THANK YOU in advance for your help in resurfacing the information superhighway
a bit to better accomodate the needs of Katrina refugees and volunteers!

-Paul Reiber
reiber at gmail.com




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