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Re: Small donation offer for Debian Events Box (WAS Re: bits from the DPL for January 2012

On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 9:31 AM, Stefano Zacchiroli <leader@debian.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 04, 2012 at 10:55:35AM -0500, Joseph R. Justice wrote:

>> I currently work at a hardware store (located in Florida, USA) where I
>> can get things like power strips (actually, surge suppressors would be
>> better), at least some types of cabling, padlocks, and other assorted
>> things at a significant discount from normal retail price (my price
>> would be the wholesale price the store pays plus 10% markup, plus
>> local sales tax).
> <snip>
>> Hope this is of some use, interest.  Thanks for your time.  I look
>> forward to your response.  Be well.
> Hi Joseph, thanks for your offer.
> At the moment we're assemblying the event box "instance" for Europe, but
> we'll soon do the same for the US version. We will keep an eye on the
> material you suggested and let you know. But we've to point out that,
> given the relative low cost of those material (at least when compared to
> more expensive items contained in the event box such as the desktop
> computer) the overhead of organization might be significant when
> compared to the discount advantages.
> These amounts of donations are *very* important for Debian and
> constitute an important slice of our finances. But it might be better
> for us to receive those kinds of donations as cash [1], as it is easier
> for us to use them that way.

I do see your points.  I just figured, for this specific instance,
since some of the stuff mentioned was stuff specifically available to
me given my circumstances, I'd offer an in-kind sort of donation
(since I can get a multiplier effect for it).

In any event, if you want any of this sort of stuff in the USA, for
this specific project or some later other project, let me know and
I'll do what I can.

Thanks for getting back to me so quickly; I do appreciate it.  Be
well, and good luck with the European events box.


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