[PLUG] Minutes of meeting : Freedom Toaster

Yash Vartak vartak at vartakinc.com
Tue May 9 07:18:19 PDT 2006


Dear All, 

Following points where discussed w.r.t Freedom Toaster on Saturday, 6 May 2006 
(5 pm , at SICSR , Pune)

1) Devendra put forth the idea of Freedom Toaster in front of Plug
2) The project seems technically feasible and interesting to all Plug members
3) The estimated cost for the project (as per joint discussion) is Rs: 35,000 
(aprox)
4) The main hindrance in the project is recurring costs involved in 
maintaining the equipment. , volunteers 
5) The ideal sponsors for such project would be stores like , Venus Traders , 
Crosswords. (getting such a patron is not difficult).
6) Some one suggested a net connection on these toasters , but this point did 
not seem feasible to most of the members.

Devendra , would you like to add something to it ?  
Pluggies, did I miss out something ? If so request you to append the list !

Thanks &  Regards 

Yash  Vartak 
+91-98500 31359

On Monday 08 May 2006 03:00 pm, plug-mail-request at plug.org.in wrote:
> Message: 2
> Date: Mon, 8 May 2006 23:30:40 +0530
> From: devendralaulkar at gmail.com
> Subject: [PLUG] Freedom Toaster
> To: "Pune GNU/Linux Users Group Mailing List" <plug-mail at plug.org.in>
> Message-ID: <200605082330.40263.devendralaulkar at gmail.com>
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>
> Hello all,
>
> The freedom toaster project : http://www.freedomtoaster.org/
>
> As discussed in the meeting, the Freedom Toaster is a cd-burning kiosk or a
> open source software vending machine;
> which enables users to burn different free software and other media (things
> like Gutenberg e-texts)
> The main aim of the project is to overcome difficulties in obtaining free
> and open source software due to lack of Internet facilities.
>
>
> This toaster has already been deployed at various locations over 15 cities
> in South Africa.
>
> Check out the "Education Resource" section for case studies etc.
>
> -Devendra Laulkar.
>
> p.s. : can someone post a summary (or minutes) of the meeting ?
>
>
>
>
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