[Consortium] Hardware loan policy

Daniel James daniel at linuxaudio.org
Wed Feb 25 12:19:04 EST 2004

Hello all,

I've been talking to a couple of companies about loan hardware for 
libre software developers. Does anyone have suggestions about how we 
might distribute this fairly, given that members are geographically 
distributed? The best two options I can think of are:

1. Set up a 'centre of excellence' which builds up a good collection 
of hardware - this might be at a university, or in part of a 
commercial studio complex perhaps.

2. Loan the hardware for a fixed period of time, after which it gets 
sent on to the next person who needs it.

I think the drawbacks to each option are fairly obvious.  What do you 
lot think?



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