This page is for collecting together efforts by WPLUG to help deploy Linux systems to local organizations and individuals in need.
February 7, 2011 meeting notes
- Ten learning centers, ~3 PCs at each
- One-day census counted 875 homeless children served in Allegheny County, likely more uncounted
- Possible deployments
- Some in public schools, some in shelters
- Starter computers for transient children
- HEARTH apartment house with common room
- Summit II taking place on April 8
Goodwill / Computereach
- Keeping old systems out of landfills
- Computereach working with Brother's Brother foundation - deployed 320 Mac G3s to Nicaragua
- Goodwill setting up future facility in Lawrenceville to serve as hub for computer donations - date uncertain
- Establish joint special interest group with WPLUG, Computereach, and others to build and support Linux machines
- Mailing list set up
- Possibility of setting up dedicated NTP server to count deployed systems? (Configure machines to use it for time sync.)
- Opportunities for direct deployment? (So we can build & deploy without having to warehouse machines.)
- Set up systems to serve as network routers / firewalls?
- CRTs in huge supply - figure out where it makes sense to use
- Investigate Project Caua (listen to audio presentation here) as a model?