Way for Students and Tech Teachers to Help Katrina Victims and Aid Workers

Steve Hargadon steve.hargadon at gmail.com
Sun Sep 4 22:40:08 UTC 2005

We started a humanitarian project website a few days ago for helping
the communities that are absorbing storm refugees set up free public
access web stations using old computers and a LiveCD Firefox browser
program.  The site is www.publicwebstations.com.  It has been picked
up by InfoWorld, DesktopLinux, Newsforge, MadPenguin, and Slashdot.

Students and teachers in those communities could make a huge
difference by helping to set up internet access at or near-to where
the displaced are being housed.  PLEASE EMAIL YOUR FRIENDS OR
ASSOCIATES AT SCHOOLS in Texas or any of the states now offering to
house people (which is many).  The more people that know about this
free technology, the more likely it is that it will be used to help. 
The aid agencies are overwhelmed with providing basic necessities, but
when they are ready to help set up internet access, they should know
about this.

The downloadable software at www.publicwebstations.com is based on
Knoppix/DSL, and was adapted from the Boothbox project at Sourceforge.
 What a great way for free and open source software to make a


Steve Hargadon
916-899-1400 direct

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