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From: "Josh Rhoderick" <rhoderickj at>

Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 11:21:46 
To:"Ubuntu Maryland Loco Team" <ubuntu-us-md at>
Subject: Re: Projects

Good work, Ron. Did you complete these projects by yourself in the name of
the Ubuntu LoCo team?

-- Josh

On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 9:04 AM, Ron Swift <rswift at> wrote:

> Here is the information that appeared in the attachment.
>      Ubuntu Projects
>        The Childrens Home
> The Childrens Home of Catonsville, MD ( was
> established in 1863 as a residential care facility for children aged 8
> to 21 years of age who have experienced abuse, neglect, violence,
> abandonment, and/or are in need of supervised care. The campus like
> setting had just added a major new educational facility in October 2007.
> They were seeking corporate contributions for the facility.
> I decided to contribute two desktop computer systems that were no longer
> needed in our office. They were Dell Pentium II workstations with Ubuntu
> Feisty. Both systems were delivered and set up in the new facility in
> October 2007. Since then the students have been using the systems'
> Firefox web browser and OpenOffice applications to complete homework
> assignments without any training according to the facility administrator.
>        Randallstown Co-Op Senior Center
> This senior living facility on Old Court Road in Randallstown, MD has
> approximately 400 residents. We purchased two computer systems from the
> Howard County library and added Ubuntu Gutsy and wireless usb devices. A
> Dell printer was obtained from a local company free of charge. We had to
> add new ink cartridges which the Co-op facility reimbursed us. The
> facility provided two workstation desks and the units were set up in
> their library in February 2008.
> We initially provided a one hour overview on the new systems to the
> facilities board of directors. We also agreed to provide three two hour
> training sessions for interested residents at no charge.
> Over the next several weeks we completed the training sessions for a
> total of 21 residents. The training sessions covered:
> 1.Computer Operating Systems Overview
> 2.Introducing Ubuntu
> 3.Exploring the Ubuntu Desktop
> 4.Using the Internet
> 5.Introduction to GMAIL
> 6.OpenOffice Application Overview
> The feedback from the training and the systems in general has been quite
> positive. They have inquired about additional training but I was
> informed that the facility corporate management has now decided to
> provide computer training to all facilities.
> Ron Swift wrote:
> > I have attached information on two voluntary projects that I
> > completed. The first was the Childrens Home in Catonsville, MD. where
> > we donated two systems for their new education facility. The second
> > project was the senior center in Randallstown, MD where we donated
> > equipment and provided six hours of training.
> > Let me know if you have any questions or need additional information.
> > Thanks
> >
> --
> Ron Swift
> President
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