Donations to Ubuntu accessibility

Storm Dragon stormdragon2976 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 17:16:34 GMT 2010


That's not a bad idea, I have just recently gotten a somewhat shakey
understanding of partitioning and how to do it. Maybe if ther need
arrises, I will do it that way next time. Unless, is there a way to do
it after everything's already installed?
thanks
Storm


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On Thu, 2010-02-11 at 09:52 -0700, Jacob Schmude wrote:

> Hi Storm
> Well said, and I agree. I'd be willing to donate some though I'm not
> rich, in addition to working on the code when I can.
> Btw, where reformatting is concerned, I just make /home its own
> partition. Then I can reformat all I want without touching my data. :D
> 
> 
> On Thu, 2010-02-11 at 11:42 -0500, Storm Dragon wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I thought time and code donations would be good enough too, but look
> > what happened to Sun. Worse yet, look what it got replaced with and
> > the havoc it has caused. I can't donate much to the cause, maybe $5 or
> > $10 a month, but something has to be done. We can't take the chance
> > that something this terrible could happen in other companies too. In
> > fact, I would start a whole donation to open source software awareness
> > project, if only there were a place to make sure that at least some of
> > it got funneled in to accessibility specifically. I think there should
> > be two poptions, maybe set up through paypal. The first would be a
> > one-time donation, you could enter an amount and make a payment. the
> > second would be a recurring payment. I am not sure if the paypal code
> > allows for picking your own amount in that situation, so there may be
> > a need to make 4 or 5 buttons, $5, $10, $25, or $50 per month. Maybe
> > have a list box on the form that allows you to specify what the money
> > should be used for, accessibility, language translation, general use,
> > etc.
> > I think that this would make it easier for Canonical to add more
> > people to the accessibility team, or indeed, let the one person they
> > have work on it full time. I know that $5 a month isn't much when it's
> > just 1 person, but if 100 did it, well $500 a month can make a bit of
> > a difference.
> > Accessible distros are great in some ways, they solve a lot of
> > problems for people, especially newbies who want and expect things to
> > just work. The problem I have with them, is that when Linux gains
> > enough popularity that it is installed on public computers, like at
> > the library say, it's probably not going to be the accessible distro.
> > So, I prefer to try making the main stream distros as accessible out
> > of the box as they can be. This is of course thinking in the long
> > term. But, it will get here eventually. So, that, combined with a
> > growing dislike of reformatting is why I haven't switched to one of
> > the Vinux distros. Well, it is mostly the dislike of reformatting, I
> > have a lot of stuff on this computer lol.
> > I will keep what code I can do coming and contribute in any other way
> > that I can. But, maybe the powers that be will read this and set up a
> > good way to donate to the cause financially too.
> > Thanks
> > Storm
> > 
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> > 
> > 
> > 
> > On Thu, 2010-02-11 at 11:16 -0500, Bill Cox wrote:
> > > Hi, Storm.  Personally, I think you should save your money for beer,
> > > and continue contributing as you have - with your time.
> > > 
> > > What we really need is at least another full time person at
> > > Canonical working full-time on accessibility, and of course, I vote
> > > for Willie.  Short of that, perhaps we can do a better job
> > > organizing the community to focus on work that needs to get done.
> > > My own feeling is that we should work in an accessibility sand-box,
> > > which feeds into Ubuntu and the other distros.  I think we can do
> > > that with Vinux based on Ubuntu.
> > > 
> > > Bill
> > > 
> > > On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 11:07 AM, Storm Dragon
> > > <stormdragon2976 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >         Hi,
> > >         Is there a site, or some way to donate to Ubuntu in such a
> > >         way that the donated funds will go towards accessibility
> > >         specifically? I would like to be able to donate to projects
> > >         like Orca and speech-dispatcher, but as far as I know, right
> > >         now that would meen donating to Oracle. This, I will never
> > >         do, not even if hell does freeze over. So, the next best
> > >         thing would be to donate to the distro specifically, but I
> > >         would like to know that my donations are supporting the
> > >         programs that make the distro accessible to me.
> > >         thanks
> > >         Storm
> > >         
> > >         -- 
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> > >         
> > >         
> > >         
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