"Hawaii schools, affected by lean budgets like many other US
states this year, have upgraded their computer systems through the
help of the open source community and Linux. A local nonprofit, the
Oahu-based Hawaii Open Source Education Foundation (HOSEF) has
supplied over a dozen Hawaiian schools with computers 'recycled'
with the Linux operating system and raised awareness of OSS.
"Founded by Scott Belford over two years ago, HOSEF's mission is
to promote the use of open source software. The organization seeks
donations of unused PCs and refurbishes them with Linux. HOSEF then
places the units in schools and other nonprofits organizations