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From: cal...@noc.usfca.edu (Kim C. Callis)
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.development
Subject: The Linus Fund
Date: 12 Sep 1993 08:43:53 GMT
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Fellow Linux Users,

I have read the messages regarding donations to Linus in order for hime
to continue the development of Linux. I will even admit that I am
surprised that people are genuinely interested in rewarding the creator
of Linux for his contributions.
This has moved me in ways I can understand, so I am going to do the
following. On Monday, September 13, I will open and deposit $100.00 in a
trust account. Anyone interested in contributing to the Linus Dream
Machine Fund can send a donation which will be deposited in the account.
During this time, we will find out from Linus what his dream machine
consists of and figure out the ammount of money needed to achieve this
machine. At the time when we receive the amount, a machine will be
configured to meet Linus' specifications and sent off to him.

Of course the question will be how can you confirm that I am not taking
this money in Linus name and going to have a big party with it. Well, I
am hoping that the goodwill of the net will out-weigh any pessimistic
views but if not, I have come up with a plan.

All monies received will be amounts will be publicly posted. When money
is received, I will send the person a receipt which will be signed with
a public key signature of mine (using PGP 2.0). Each week, I will post
to the net a total of all monies received, and a person can check to see
if his or her name is on the list. The account will be set up as a trust
account with myself as administrator limited to withdrawing of funds to
be distributed to one Linus Torvald (Sorry, I have the spelling of the
name somewhere...) in Finland. So, that will limit the money
distrubution. Also to all interested parties in the united States, I
will send via e-mail the (800) automated account inquiry number for BoA,
as well as account information and any needed access number need to find
the status of the account.

As mentioned above, when an amount is reached which will allow Linus to
purchase his dream machine (Please bear in mind Linus, that you need to
monitor the posting and vary your list according to funds available),
BoA will cut a certified funds check to Linus, and only to Linus.

Considering what we have received from Linus, I think that this would be
a noble gesture on the part of all of us who without Linus would have
been doomed to buying some version of Un*x and paying a stiff prices for
all the add-ons which the Linux provides us for free. Furthermore, this
would serve to show the goodwill of a community based not on race,
color, or creed, but upon content of character. Let's face it, few of us
ever get to meet people who post via netnews or write programs which we
tend to use day to day. Yet we communicate with each other as if we have
known each other for long periods of time. We instruct each other, we
learn from each other, we argue (flame) each other, and we grow from all
of this. I believe that the Internet serves as a moderator of
internation goodwill. Let's see if we can take it one step forward, and
see if the goodwill extends all the way to rewarding someone for a great
contibution to our community.

If anyone has any suggestions, rebuttals, or general comments on how to
make this idea of mine work, please feel free to e-mail me or post for
general discussion.

--
*******************************************************************
* Kim C. Callis                                                   * 
* Univ. of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA                       *
* EMAIL: cal...@usfca.edu or cal...@dons.ac.usfca.edu             *
*******************************************************************
DISCLAIMER: As long as nothing I say attempts to represent the 
views of the Univ. of San Francisco, they could care less what I 
have to say. Meaning that anything said, like it or not, is strictly
my own personal opinion and views.

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From: dje...@chameleon.uiuc.edu (David Jeske)
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.development
Subject: Re: The Linus Fund (EVERYONE READ THIS THREAD)
Date: 13 Sep 1993 04:11:19 GMT
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In article <26ung9$...@noc.usfca.edu> cal...@noc.usfca.edu (Kim C. Callis)  
writes:
>> 
>> Fellow Linux Users,
>> 
>> I have read the messages regarding donations to Linus in order for hime
>> to continue the development of Linux. I will even admit that I am
>> surprised that people are genuinely interested in rewarding the creator
>> of Linux for his contributions.
>> This has moved me in ways I can understand, so I am going to do the
>> following. On Monday, September 13, I will open and deposit $100.00 in a
>> trust account. Anyone interested in contributing to the Linus Dream
>> Machine Fund can send a donation which will be deposited in the account.
>> During this time, we will find out from Linus what his dream machine
>> consists of and figure out the ammount of money needed to achieve this
>> machine. At the time when we receive the amount, a machine will be
>> configured to meet Linus' specifications and sent off to him.
>> 
>> Of course the question will be how can you confirm that I am not taking
>> this money in Linus name and going to have a big party with it. Well, I
>> am hoping that the goodwill of the net will out-weigh any pessimistic
>> views but if not, I have come up with a plan.
>> 
>> All monies received will be amounts will be publicly posted. When money
>> is received, I will send the person a receipt which will be signed with
>> a public key signature of mine (using PGP 2.0). Each week, I will post
>> to the net a total of all monies received, and a person can check to see
>> if his or her name is on the list. The account will be set up as a trust
>> account with myself as administrator limited to withdrawing of funds to
>> be distributed to one Linus Torvald (Sorry, I have the spelling of the
>> name somewhere...) in Finland. So, that will limit the money
>> distrubution. Also to all interested parties in the united States, I
>> will send via e-mail the (800) automated account inquiry number for BoA,
>> as well as account information and any needed access number need to find
>> the status of the account.
>> 
>> As mentioned above, when an amount is reached which will allow Linus to
>> purchase his dream machine (Please bear in mind Linus, that you need to
>> monitor the posting and vary your list according to funds available),
>> BoA will cut a certified funds check to Linus, and only to Linus.
>> 
>> Considering what we have received from Linus, I think that this would be
>> a noble gesture on the part of all of us who without Linus would have
>> been doomed to buying some version of Un*x and paying a stiff prices for
>> all the add-ons which the Linux provides us for free. Furthermore, this
>> would serve to show the goodwill of a community based not on race,
>> color, or creed, but upon content of character. Let's face it, few of us
>> ever get to meet people who post via netnews or write programs which we
>> tend to use day to day. Yet we communicate with each other as if we have
>> known each other for long periods of time. We instruct each other, we
>> learn from each other, we argue (flame) each other, and we grow from all
>> of this. I believe that the Internet serves as a moderator of
>> internation goodwill. Let's see if we can take it one step forward, and
>> see if the goodwill extends all the way to rewarding someone for a great
>> contibution to our community.
>> 
>> If anyone has any suggestions, rebuttals, or general comments on how to
>> make this idea of mine work, please feel free to e-mail me or post for
>> general discussion.
>> 
>> --
>> *******************************************************************
>> * Kim C. Callis                                                   * 
>> * Univ. of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA                       *
>> * EMAIL: cal...@usfca.edu or cal...@dons.ac.usfca.edu             *
>> *******************************************************************
>> DISCLAIMER: As long as nothing I say attempts to represent the 
>> views of the Univ. of San Francisco, they could care less what I 
>> have to say. Meaning that anything said, like it or not, is strictly
>> my own personal opinion and views.


I'll be waiting for the info about sending in money...and Kim, thanks
for orginizing this... I'm glad someone had the initiative to actually
go and get something rolling for this "contribution to Linus" thing.

David Jeske
je...@ux4.cso

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From: je...@garnet.msen.com (Jeff Kopmanis)
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.development
Subject: Re: The Linus Fund (EVERYONE READ THIS THREAD)
Date: 13 Sep 1993 04:22:41 GMT
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David Jeske (dje...@chameleon.uiuc.edu) wrote:
: In article <26ung9$...@noc.usfca.edu> cal...@noc.usfca.edu (Kim C. Callis)  
: writes:
: >> 
: >> Fellow Linux Users,
: >> 
: >> I have read the messages regarding donations to Linus in order for hime
: >> to continue the development of Linux. I will even admit that I am
: >> surprised that people are genuinely interested in rewarding the creator
: >> of Linux for his contributions.
: >> This has moved me in ways I can understand, so I am going to do the
: >> following. On Monday, September 13, I will open and deposit $100.00 in a
: >> trust account. Anyone interested in contributing to the Linus Dream
: >> Machine Fund can send a donation which will be deposited in the account.
: >> During this time, we will find out from Linus what his dream machine
: >> consists of and figure out the ammount of money needed to achieve this
: >> machine. At the time when we receive the amount, a machine will be
: >> configured to meet Linus' specifications and sent off to him.
: >> 
: >> Of course the question will be how can you confirm that I am not taking
: >> this money in Linus name and going to have a big party with it. Well, I
: >> am hoping that the goodwill of the net will out-weigh any pessimistic
: >> views but if not, I have come up with a plan.
: >> 
: >> All monies received will be amounts will be publicly posted. When money
: >> is received, I will send the person a receipt which will be signed with
: >> a public key signature of mine (using PGP 2.0). Each week, I will post
: >> to the net a total of all monies received, and a person can check to see
: >> if his or her name is on the list. The account will be set up as a trust
: >> account with myself as administrator limited to withdrawing of funds to
: >> be distributed to one Linus Torvald (Sorry, I have the spelling of the
: >> name somewhere...) in Finland. So, that will limit the money
: >> distrubution. Also to all interested parties in the united States, I
: >> will send via e-mail the (800) automated account inquiry number for BoA,
: >> as well as account information and any needed access number need to find
: >> the status of the account.
: >> 
: >> As mentioned above, when an amount is reached which will allow Linus to
: >> purchase his dream machine (Please bear in mind Linus, that you need to
: >> monitor the posting and vary your list according to funds available),
: >> BoA will cut a certified funds check to Linus, and only to Linus.
: >> 
: >> Considering what we have received from Linus, I think that this would be
: >> a noble gesture on the part of all of us who without Linus would have
: >> been doomed to buying some version of Un*x and paying a stiff prices for
: >> all the add-ons which the Linux provides us for free. Furthermore, this
: >> would serve to show the goodwill of a community based not on race,
: >> color, or creed, but upon content of character. Let's face it, few of us
: >> ever get to meet people who post via netnews or write programs which we
: >> tend to use day to day. Yet we communicate with each other as if we have
: >> known each other for long periods of time. We instruct each other, we
: >> learn from each other, we argue (flame) each other, and we grow from all
: >> of this. I believe that the Internet serves as a moderator of
: >> internation goodwill. Let's see if we can take it one step forward, and
: >> see if the goodwill extends all the way to rewarding someone for a great
: >> contibution to our community.
: >> 
: >> If anyone has any suggestions, rebuttals, or general comments on how to
: >> make this idea of mine work, please feel free to e-mail me or post for
: >> general discussion.
: >> 
: >> --
: >> *******************************************************************
: >> * Kim C. Callis                                                   * 
: >> * Univ. of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA                       *
: >> * EMAIL: cal...@usfca.edu or cal...@dons.ac.usfca.edu             *
: >> *******************************************************************
: >> DISCLAIMER: As long as nothing I say attempts to represent the 
: >> views of the Univ. of San Francisco, they could care less what I 
: >> have to say. Meaning that anything said, like it or not, is strictly
: >> my own personal opinion and views.


: I'll be waiting for the info about sending in money...and Kim, thanks
: for orginizing this... I'm glad someone had the initiative to actually
: go and get something rolling for this "contribution to Linus" thing.

You might want to post this to comp.os.linux.announce, as alot of people
read that as a summary of other activities.  This sounds like a terrific way
to say "Thanks" to Linus.  I'll be waiting for contribution instructions...

-Jeff. :)

--
Jeff Kopmanis       (Ann Arbor, Michigan)   |  email:  je...@msen.com
Organizer of the Linux Software Map (LSM)   |  phone: (313) 393-4784 (work)
"So shines a good deed in a weary world."  -Willy Wonk

From: callis@noc.usfca.edu (Kim C. Callis)
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.announce
Subject: Re: The Linus Fund (EVERYONE READ THIS THREAD)
Date: 13 Sep 1993 18:09:55 GMT
Approved: linux-announce@tc.cornell.edu (Matt Welsh)
Message-ID: <272d1j$2i5@samba.oit.unc.edu>

[Forwarded from c.o.l.d at request of Jeff Kopmanis. --mdw]

In article <26ung9$n2m@noc.usfca.edu> callis@noc.usfca.edu (Kim C. Callis)  
writes:
>> 
>> Fellow Linux Users,
>> 
>> I have read the messages regarding donations to Linus in order for hime
>> to continue the development of Linux. I will even admit that I am
>> surprised that people are genuinely interested in rewarding the creator
>> of Linux for his contributions.
>> This has moved me in ways I can understand, so I am going to do the
>> following. On Monday, September 13, I will open and deposit $100.00 in a
>> trust account. Anyone interested in contributing to the Linus Dream
>> Machine Fund can send a donation which will be deposited in the account.
>> During this time, we will find out from Linus what his dream machine
>> consists of and figure out the ammount of money needed to achieve this
>> machine. At the time when we receive the amount, a machine will be
>> configured to meet Linus' specifications and sent off to him.
>> 
>> Of course the question will be how can you confirm that I am not taking
>> this money in Linus name and going to have a big party with it. Well, I
>> am hoping that the goodwill of the net will out-weigh any pessimistic
>> views but if not, I have come up with a plan.
>> 
>> All monies received will be amounts will be publicly posted. When money
>> is received, I will send the person a receipt which will be signed with
>> a public key signature of mine (using PGP 2.0). Each week, I will post
>> to the net a total of all monies received, and a person can check to see
>> if his or her name is on the list. The account will be set up as a trust
>> account with myself as administrator limited to withdrawing of funds to
>> be distributed to one Linus Torvald (Sorry, I have the spelling of the
>> name somewhere...) in Finland. So, that will limit the money
>> distrubution. Also to all interested parties in the united States, I
>> will send via e-mail the (800) automated account inquiry number for BoA,
>> as well as account information and any needed access number need to find
>> the status of the account.
>> 
>> As mentioned above, when an amount is reached which will allow Linus to
>> purchase his dream machine (Please bear in mind Linus, that you need to
>> monitor the posting and vary your list according to funds available),
>> BoA will cut a certified funds check to Linus, and only to Linus.
>> 
>> Considering what we have received from Linus, I think that this would be
>> a noble gesture on the part of all of us who without Linus would have
>> been doomed to buying some version of Un*x and paying a stiff prices for
>> all the add-ons which the Linux provides us for free. Furthermore, this
>> would serve to show the goodwill of a community based not on race,
>> color, or creed, but upon content of character. Let's face it, few of us
>> ever get to meet people who post via netnews or write programs which we
>> tend to use day to day. Yet we communicate with each other as if we have
>> known each other for long periods of time. We instruct each other, we
>> learn from each other, we argue (flame) each other, and we grow from all
>> of this. I believe that the Internet serves as a moderator of
>> internation goodwill. Let's see if we can take it one step forward, and
>> see if the goodwill extends all the way to rewarding someone for a great
>> contibution to our community.
>> 
>> If anyone has any suggestions, rebuttals, or general comments on how to
>> make this idea of mine work, please feel free to e-mail me or post for
>> general discussion.
>> 
>> --
>> *******************************************************************
>> * Kim C. Callis                                                   * 
>> * Univ. of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA                       *
>> * EMAIL: callis@usfca.edu or callis@dons.ac.usfca.edu             *
>> *******************************************************************
>> DISCLAIMER: As long as nothing I say attempts to represent the 
>> views of the Univ. of San Francisco, they could care less what I 
>> have to say. Meaning that anything said, like it or not, is strictly
>> my own personal opinion and views.


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