[islandlabs] proposal

kupo kupo at antenora.aculei.net
Thu Apr 1 05:36:51 EDT 2010


Hey all, 
Wrote a proposal last night for state senator john flanagan, including it for anyone to peruse before I send it over later today. 
-kupo
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\pard\plain\ltrpar\ql\s29\sl240\slmult1\itap0{\s29\f0\fs24\lang1033{\*\listtag0}\abinodiroverride\ltrch Like any successful group our mission is always limited by the resources we have at our disposal. It\uc1\u8217\'92s our sincere hope that given more workshop space our benefit to the LI community will grow immensely. We\uc1\u8217\'92d like to enquire with your office about securing more permanent useful space to fulfil those ends. We believe that your office\uc1\u8217\'92s  knowledge of local government matters and resources could help us accomplish these goals. }{\s29\f0\fs24\lang1033{\*\listtag0}\par}
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\pard\plain\ltrpar\ql\s22\sl240\slmult1\itap0{\s22\f0\fs24\lang1033{\*\listtag0}\abinodiroverride\ltrch Our biggest difficulty right now is securing permanent space where members can work, lock up projects and tools and access 24/7. Ideally this would be a space that is industrial, decent ventilation where soldering can take place. Eventually we\uc1\u8217\'92d also like to use this space to receive computer donations from business discards. Volunteers would be able receive a fully functioning compute in exchange for either sorting donated computers for parts or learning how to build and assemble a new machine. This general idea was pioneered by an organization in Portland, Oregon called }{\field{\*\fldinst {\f0\fs24\lang1033{\*\listtag0} HYPERLINK "/www.freegeek.com"}}{\*\fldrslt{\s22\f0\fs24\lang1033{\*\listtag0}FreeGeek}}}{\s22\f0\fs24\lang1033{\*\listtag0} and has spawned 10 chapters across the nation. These centers operate as non-profits but with positive cash flows making them self-sustaining benefits to their communities.}{\s22\f0\fs20\super\lang1033{\*\listtag0}\chftn}{\footnote\ftnalt
\pard\plain\ltrpar\ql\itap0{\f0\fs24\super\lang1033{\*\listtag0}\chftn}{\cs11\f0\fs24\lang1033{\*\listtag0} }{\field{\*\fldinst {\f0\fs24\lang1033{\*\listtag0} HYPERLINK "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=625LPUACix0"}}{\*\fldrslt{\cs11\f0\fs24\lang1033{\*\listtag0}Video about FreeGeek}}}}{\s22\f0\fs24\lang1033{\*\listtag0}  We hope you\uc1\u8217\'92ll consider our proposal and look forward to meeting with you and discussing any questions you may have about our organization, your schedule and interest permitting. }{\s22\f0\fs24\lang1033{\*\listtag0}\par}
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