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

Paul Reiber reiber at gmail.com
Sat Sep 10 10:42:13 PDT 2005


Hi everyone, 

Please feel free to send me a note off-list to let me know if you'll
be able to help with any of this.

Thanks!
-Paul


On 9/9/05, Paul Reiber <reiber at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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