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[gNewSense-users] how can our community best support gNewSense?

From: andrei raevsky
Subject: [gNewSense-users] how can our community best support gNewSense?
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 08:54:27 -0500

On 3/8/07, Matthew Flaschen <address@hidden> wrote:
Yeah, that would be great.  I don't want to wait for the next LTS. ;)
gNewSense shouldn't be afraid to raise some money, if it will help.

I would *love* to contribute financially to gNewSense and I also think that Paul and Brian should open some type of account to have people sending in contributions.  So far the only two institutions I contribute to are the FSF and EFF and I think that gNewSense should also make it possible for people who want to support it to become 'card carrying gNewSense community members'.

While Paul and Brian very kindly say that they can cover the costs of producing gNewSense, there are plenty of advocacy activities which can only be realized with money: printing T-shirts, creating a gNewSense specific documentation for first-time users which could be placed on the Gnome/KDE desktop by default ( I am willing to write this documentation if Brian or Paul ask me to), burning a gNewSense DVD with Gnome/KDE/XFCE/Fluxbox desktop choice available at boot, etc.

Simply put - I think that gNewSense is not only way too good but, even more so, way too important to just remain a 'distro for initiates'.  It should become THE reference distro for all of free software and we all should aggressively promote it.  With the pathetically lame, bloated, insecure and expensive Vista coming out now is the time to give frustrated people a truly free alternative.

What do you guys think about these suggestions?

Kind regards,


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