Awesome, well done! Does the same program apply to servers?

On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 1:20 AM Craig Franklin <cfrank...@halonetwork.net>
wrote:

> This is a fantastic idea.  Well done to everyone involved.
>
> Cheers,
> Craig
>
> On 17 March 2017 at 15:06, Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>
> > Dear Wikimedians,
> >
> > The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to announce a small new program
> called
> > the Hardware Donation Program.  In a word, it is a program designed to
> > donate depreciated (but fully working) hardware from the WMF office to
> > community members who would put it to good use.
> >
> > The program, including instructions on how to apply, is described on
> Meta,
> > here:
> >
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Hardware_donation_program
> >
> > Please read the information carefully. I especially encourage you to pay
> > attention to the program's design considerations, which determine most of
> > the decisions we'll be making.
> >
> > We currently have approximately 20 laptops ready to be donated.
> > Applications are welcome.
> >
> > The upcoming Wikimedia Conference in Berlin (in about two weeks) would be
> > an excellent opportunity to deliver some of those laptops in person to
> > approved applications, so if you think you might be interested, I'd
> > encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
> >
> > Please also help spread the word about this program, by forwarding this
> > e-mail to other Wikimedia lists you're on, and posting the link to the
> > program page on village pumps and *community* (not public) social media
> > channels or other communication forms you use.
> >
> > Special thanks to User:Anntinomy from Wikimedia Ukraine, who had the idea
> > of asking about possible donation of older machines from WMF, and
> inspired
> > this program.
> >
> > Mini-FAQ:
> >
> > Q: Why are you doing this?
> > A: WMF's Office IT determines a lifetime for work machines, and regularly
> > replaces older machines.  This creates a stock of older, working
> machines,
> > that are available for donation.  We can donate them locally to San
> > Francisco charities, but figure that if we can find low-cost ways to
> > deliver them to our own community members, that's so much better.
> >
> > Q: Am I eligible?
> > A: Read the fine program documentation.
> >
> > Q: If I'm eligible, am I guaranteed a donated laptop?
> > A: no.
> >
> > Q: Once these 20 laptops are donated, will there be others?
> > A: yes, eventually.
> >
> > Q: How can you ensure people would use the machines for Wikimedia
> purposes?
> > A: We can't.  We'll be making a good-effort assessment of the likelihood
> of
> > Wikimedia use, and make a decision to donate (or not) the equipment. Once
> > donated, the equipment no longer belongs to WMF. We encourage, but can't
> > enforce, reporting on impact achieved using the equipment.
> >
> > Q: I need a few laptops for my event in two weeks! Can I get them through
> > this program?
> > A: No. Read the fine program documentation.
> >
> > Q: I'm really happy about this!
> > A: So are we! :)
> >
> > Q: I'm really angry about this!
> > A: So it goes.
> >
> > Q: I have more questions!
> > A: Hit 'Reply'. :)
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> >    Asaf
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