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[Dotgnu-sc] [arch-announce] sorry (fundraiser followup) (fwd)

From: Barry Fitzgerald
Subject: [Dotgnu-sc] [arch-announce] sorry (fundraiser followup) (fwd)
Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2002 17:53:57 +0000 (UTC)

Tom Lord is in Dire need of cash to be able to support arch - I've talked
with him about this and donated some cash to him myself.  Any assistance
given now means a greater chance of arch being a possible alternative to
CVS later on.  Even a small amount will help Tom, I think.

If we can find him a profitable business opportunity in arch, even better.
I've made some suggestions that have had mixed enthusiasm.

SDF Public Access UNIX System -

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2002 10:42:17 -0700 (PDT)
From: Tom Lord <address@hidden>
To: address@hidden
Subject: [arch-announce] sorry (fundraiser followup)

Some cool factoids:

        1) More than half the money raised (about $1,000) was
           earmarked for Arch-tech.  Less than half was people who
           just happened to want monkey.  (If it were the other way
           around, by the way, you might have seen me concentrating on
           a little "$10 Elisp bundle" company for a few months as a
           way to fund arch et al.)

        2) One contributor wins the "gets the point" game.  He sent a
           contribution and later a bug report.  Then he got me a
           message saying "BTW, that bug report is from the person
           that sent that donation" (though, for technical reasons, it
           came from a different email address).    He got his answer
           (turned out to be a FAQ --- took me 5 minutes, so I made a
           little profit) the same day.

Some sad factoids:

        1) I'm trying to quickly sell off my computing equipment and
           perhaps some guitars so I can make rent.  The fundraiser
           gave me enough breathing room that this _became_ a viable
           option.  (Thanks, J. Q. Public!)  If you live in the bay
           area and want to spend a few hundred on a nice printer (for
           example), please let me know.

        2) An exec at an arguably profitable FSB told me a few
           months ago (my paraphrase -- perhaps I misunderstood)
           "Go get some enthusiastic community support -- then we
           can talk."   I guess he lied.

        3) Well, see my home page and FTP site.  Should you think
           there's some last-minute save possible here, please spread
           the news around to whomever can help within the next 12-24


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