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Thread: Project: Linux Kids

  1. #11
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    Re: Project: Linux Kids

    Quote Originally Posted by Keen101 View Post
    There was talk at one time, for the team to get non profit status, so that computers could be donated legally.
    Hmm, that's an interesting notion. Does anyone know off hand if there are any regulations associated with being a "Ubuntu team" that would prevent us from seeking non-profit status as an organization? I wonder if the non-profit would have to be formed under a different name or if it could be represented by CoLoCo? Also, is there any interest in pursuing this? Perhaps we'll discuss it at the next IRC meeting.

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    Re: Project: Linux Kids

    There obviously should be more research put into the whole non profit status, but I'm willing to help pursue it. Not exactly sure if thats what we really want/need, but it's a start.

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    Re: Project: Linux Kids

    I really hope this project has not "died".

    It showed so much promise....

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    Re: Project: Linux Kids

    i havnt read this whole thread,

    but hopefully no one else has said this yet.

    But they do have a linux for kids distro already.
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    Re: Project: Linux Kids

    not sure if these help or not. But, i think they key would be to get non profit status. I sill like this idea, and not sure if you have given up on it or what. The links i provided are things available or already running in colorado. There doesn't really seem to be one in the Fort Collins, or Loveland area though. This should be an excellent opportunity to start one. I should be attending CSU next year, so maybe i can get something started up there.





    http://www.c3-colorado.org/

    http://www.recycles.org/states/Colorado/

    http://www.fcgov.com/recycling/computers-recycle.php

    http://www.accesstotechnology.net/

    http://www.techsoup.org/resources/in...er=1&start=501

    http://colorado.uscity.net/Recycling_Centers/

    http://www.c4kfoundation.org/

    http://www.pcfouroneone.com/

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    Re: Project: Linux Kids

    I know I'm a little late coming into this, but hopefully everyone here is still active in this project.

    I am from Florida, and last October my wife and I have established a charity that does exactly this, we take donations of old computers, put Linux on them, and give them back out to low-income or special needs kids. You can get more information about us here: http://www.quinncoincorporated.org

    Like you guys mentioned, we needed a clean, simple interface, that was lightweight enough to run on older hardware. To that end, we developed our own Linux distro called Qimo (http://www.qimo4kids.com) that is based on Xubuntu, and comes with open source, educational games. Plus it runs as a LiveCD!

    We recently showed off Qimo at the Southern California Linux Expo, and got lots of interest in the project, and the charity. We are working with others across the country (including Colorado) to help groups like this get off the ground in their own communities. If you are interested, you can contact us at info@quinncoincorporated.org for more information.

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