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LinuxPR: ISP and Linux Media Company team up on creation of Linux Community benevolence group

Sep 28, 1999, 20:03 (0 Talkback[s])

"The Linux(r) Show!!" announces creation of "The Benevolent Penguin Society"

"Jeff Gerhardt host and executive producer of The Linux(r) Show!! announced today the creation of a new organization, "The Benevolent Penguin Society".

"The purpose of this organization will be simple," said Gerhardt, "to help kids in rural and economically disadvantaged areas by helping their schools deploy LANs and connect those LANs to the Internet. A lot of organizations have been created during the last several months that focus on the process to collect and distribute money back into the Linux Community to fund developers of GPL related projects. Although I believe in these efforts, and have even been asked to sit on the boards of a couple of these groups, I believe that it is time to look outside the community for some of our efforts to accomplish good works for all. In particular I feel that open source & Linux free ware offer us (as a community) to do great good, where it is really needed, in disadvantaged urban and rural schools."

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