[TriLUG] Volunteers for School Home Loaner Linux Project
trilug at thepeters.org
Wed Aug 10 11:38:50 EDT 2005
We are holding a meeting to discuss progress on our customized Knoppix
LiveCD and to plan the completion of our first release for use by
students as described previously in the attached note. We are setting
up a source code control and defect tracking system so that team members
We are meeting at 7pm on Thursday, July 18th in at Lincoln Center in
If you are interested in participating in this effort, then please email
me for more information.
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TechCoaches is looking for some volunteers to develop a Linux
distribution for our growing home loaner program for students in the
Chapel Hill/Carrboro district who do not currently have internet access.
We are currently using 200+ thin clients to provide internet and citrix
access to our students to the school system from home via dial-up. The
thin clients are slightly customized for the school district (modem
added), are more expensive than refurb PCs, require customization of
each unit, support a limited subset of desired requirements, and have
other limitations. We need to support another 800+ student loaners.
This is a perfect opportunity to leverage Linux. We want a
bootable-from-CD version which would start fresh at each boot and would
be low maintenance. (ie - virus-free at each boot, free of config
change problems, etc).
The first draft of our requirements are located at
I have also attached the requirements, though I am not sure if this
listserv will distribute attachments.
Please email me if you are interested in this opportunity or have
suggestions on our approach.
TechCoaches Volunteer Program Director
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