[occupyaustin-it] Donations for Freedom Towers/ PR
Charles N Wyble
charles at knownelement.com
Tue Oct 18 13:01:48 CDT 2011
So thefnf isn't expecting any reimbursement. 1420 was donated by someone named Joshua. That covered the vast majority of costs (base,mast,net top, radios). Greg covered cost of modems.
Maybe 100.00 or so of incidentals might be nice to recover. Ill talk to Isaac and let ya know.
Lucian Villasenor <lucianv_001 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>Lucian from finance here. I have been in the IT email threads and want
>to acknowledge those of you who stepped up with getting materials and
>internetz up. We are working as fast as we can to get an account set up
>at UFCU. Can I ask if their was anyone who specifically needed
>reimbursement for the freedom tower we use in austin? If so, can we get
>some receipts, or perhaps a typed list with materials and cost. I heard
>these things cost $1500. It would be one of the biggest expenditures we
>would have had to make.
>Sent from my iPhone
>On Oct 17, 2011, at 10:39 PM, Gregory Foster <gfoster at entersection.org>
>> Hi Lauren, glad to see you're still aboard. I've been out for the
>last week - an actual vacation during my vacation :) and am pretty much
>back up to speed on OA today. So I'll speak in my renewed capacity as
>one of several IT magnets sharing the load. I've cc:ed the IT
>volunteer list as well as they should be in on this loop (when you
>reply, ignore the moderation message, I'll take care of passing
>messages through to the list).
>> First of all, I'd like to declare a simple "Hell yes!" to the
>question of soliciting donations explicitly for Freedom Tower
>construction. Austin is uniquely situated to be a locus for the
>refinement and construction of Towers for the occupations and/or the
>meting out of funds to trusted IT teams at other occupations. The
>availability of Tower funding could serve as a crucial incentive for
>kickstarting similar IT teams around the country/world.
>> Secondly, timing is important. Isaac and Charles from the Free
>Network Foundation (the primary creators of the Tower & the underlying
>vision) are currently working to deploy the NYC Tower as well as the
>"Freedom Link" which will securely connect the Austin & Wall Street
>occupations (to begin with). Attention during this critical learning
>stage is potentially a double-edged sword as this is a work in
>progress. While not sleeping, the FNF is also working to prepare a
>demonstration of their work for the Contact Conference later this week,
>a potentially very influential audience. If we have the Freedom Tower
>donation page and vision in place for them to announce during their
>demo, that would be ideal IMO. So, why don't we leave the donation
>page deployment time up to those guys to decide? If they're ready
>during ContactCon, let's have our side of things ready to go by then
>(Thursday the 20th at the earliest; Charles, Isaac - what's the exact
>time of your demo? Does all this sound like a good idea? Let us know
>if we're missing anything and if this fits with how you'd like to run
>> Thirdly, a finance question. In conversation with Nate tonight from
>the Finance Team, my understanding is the funds we have been collecting
>(nearly $5K!) are not yet tied to a working UFCU account and are
>therefore in escrow. We need to get that part of the equation worked
>out as soon as possible for many reasons, this being another one. I've
>cc:ed the Finance magnet and would like to request a status update and
>their input on how they'd like the distribution of funds to work.
>> Finally, I'll start working on gathering resources which document the
>Freedom Tower and the larger FNF vision - something we've been needing
>to do for some time. IT volunteer list: this means us! Let's take
>that conversation over there, as I've got some video I need to dig up
>to get us started.
>> Thanks Lauren!
>> On 10/17/11 9:03 PM, Lauren W wrote:
>>> Would you guys like me to expand our donation page to receive funds
>for Freedom Tower construction? If so, type up a little blurb about the
>"Freedom Tower Project" , then I can send the donation page link to all
>zee occupations, so we can all have zee freedom towers! Vive la
>>> FYI- the Freedom Tower donations will be linked separately from all
>>> Also, I am sure that you are all aware how bad ass your project is.
>I would like to draft up a press release to send out to text blog/mags
>etc. Not gonna lie, the tech side is pretty much the coolest thing at
>OA, haha. It could make a great story. Just need the details baby.
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