[nycbug-talk] Important about finances of FBSD

George Georgalis george
Wed Dec 22 00:57:07 EST 2004

On Tue, Dec 21, 2004 at 06:16:18PM -0500, G Rosamond wrote:
>On Dec 21, 2004, at 6:08 PM, Pete Wright wrote:
>>On Tue, Dec 21, 2004 at 06:04:21PM -0500, Marc Spitzer wrote:
>>>>>Why can't people give whatever they think is fair and be done with 
>>>>> Why does this have to be turned into a telethon?  We all have the
>>>>>links needed to donate so why not leave it at that.
>>>>Well, they should've brought this up sooner, cause raising 30k in 
>>>>than two weeks almost requires a sort of telethon to get the
>>>>information out to the right number of people.
>>>>Even if they don't make it, I'm sure they would win the appeal.  The
>>>>real problem is just that the appeal process is probably a pain in 
>>>>ass and will incur a lot of lawyer fees.  Given their financial
>>>>statement, they can certainly afford this, but the money is better
>>>>spent on FreeBSD.
>>>I am not arguing about getting the word out, that has been done.  But
>>>this focus on recognition instead of just do the right thing and move
>>>on seem, well for want of a better word, childish.  From past
>>>experience people on this list have deep pockets and are not afraid to
>>>use them.  If you think something is the right thing to do then do it
>>>and be done.
>>here here!  thank you mark!  just do it, or don't do it.
>>george thanks for bringing this topic up and getting the word out too!
>But you're *all* wrong.  Please send your checks to:
>Bill Gates
>Redmond, WA  66666
>That should help us.  And tell them it's from NYC*BUG.  We have to show 
>we're having an impact.

Hell, $M did it, a conspiracy to blow fbsd's 503c status out of the water! 

I'm not a proponent of telethons. Just didn't want to pop G's bubble
with regard to organizing a fund raiser. ;-)

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator Linux BSD IXOYE
http://galis.org/george/ cell:646-331-2027 mailto:george at galis.org

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