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Not much here yet. See the Nonprofit Assistance Program Proposal for more information.

Meetings

The next NAP meeting will be: Aug 13

Agenda:

  • Needs assessments (Martin will report by email)
  • NAP Survey

What can we offer?

Here's a brainstorm. Approach tech support, education, distro, build. Get reasonable constraints from staff and core volunteers.

Software

(In addition to FreekBox software):

  • Apache
  • Firewalls
  • Gnucash
  • Lessdisks
  • LDAP
  • LTSP
  • Mserv (music server)
  • Postfix
  • Mailman
  • MediaWiki
  • Rekall
  • RT
  • Samba
  • SQL Clinic
  • Webmin
  • Wireless (router + nocat)
  • VPN

Education

  • Advanced Linux Classes
  • Basic Networking
  • Command Line Classes
  • Enterprise Systems Architecture
  • Freekbox Adoption Classes
  • Internet Security
  • LPI Certifications
  • System Admininstation

Other Services

  • Conversion to Linux Evaluation
  • Needs Assessments
  • RFP Development?
  • Systems Analysis


=== Advanced Hardware === (By Jeff Kane) Based on needs we can also look into offering adanced equipment to Non-profits such as:

  • Servers
  • SCSI Equipment
  • Stand Alone Routers
  • Tape Drives
  • CD Libraries


What's the Process?

Single point of contact to existing services. How does that work?

What goes on http://www.freegeek.org ? The Front Page? Hardware Grants Page? NAP's own page?

Intercepting Grant Requests to look for NPs that need our services?

Develop a tour spiel for NAP.

Method for project approval. What can we commit to? How does this happen?

Fixed amounts for certain kinds of services. (i.e. We can set up Webmin for you. It will cost $500. Whatever.)

Who does the work?

How does the pay structure work?

Paying for parts and systems?

Requirements for Participation

Require working at Free Geek?

Vetting process for possible contractors?

  • Existing volunteer work with Free Geek
  • Other non-profit work
  • Apprenticeship with existing NAP folks
  • Series of hoops to jump through (ala Laptop build program)
  • Peer review process
  • Open Source friendly