Bryce Harrington wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Oct 2004, Joshua A. Andler wrote:
>>>Okay, that's good to know. Testers are probably tons easier to find,
>>>too, so this sounds much more feasible. What would the procedure for
>>>them to follow be?
>>Ties into last message... let me know what kind of testing you need done
>>and I'm all over it... like ice cream on a kids face. (hopefully not as
> Okay, I'll send out a howto once the details are worked out.
>>>>However... if bounties could get a few of us basic Windows machines
>>>>do testing on... :-D
>>>Hmm, well we may be able to get Linux folk to donate unneeded WinXP,
>>>etc. licenses/CD's. dealsdepot.com has cheap refurbished machines
>>>may be sufficient for Windows testing, in the $50-200 range (sans
>>>monitor), and I would assume we could get a couple dozen Windows users
>>>to donate $10-20 if it will help in the fight against Windows bugs.
>>IIRC, the issues with the licensing on XP is it's non-transferrable
>>unless the machine it's attached to is transferred as well (not
>>separating the two though). Meaning... from the technicality standpoint
>>if I buy a new BIG BRAND box, wipe it and throw Linux on there, it's
>>still not within my legal right to donate that copy of XP & license for
>>use on another machine (damn EULAs), as it bound to that hardware.
>>However, if you guys are willing to ignore that technicality, I believe
>>I may know a person or 2 using Linux who would be more than happy to
>>donate their copies of XP.
> Man, that bites... Well, about the last thing we want is for Inkscape
> to get into a legal tussle with Microsoft. If that's true that there's
> no way to transfer XP licenses, then that ends that idea. If anyone
> finds a legal solution for recycling XP licenses, though, shout.
> Looks like a barebones new athlon or celeron with an XP license could be
> had for about $450.
I think this sounds like an interesting idea, but I think we just need
to send out a call for testers to many mailing lists and could say that
the person who turns out the most could get this prize of a testing a
box. That would encourage testers. I think windows testers will come out
of the woodwork.
We need to setup the donations system to take a collection for the box
Anyone have any extra boxes they would donate as a prize? Man, if I was
back in SD, I have a couple of boxes...ugh...anyway...
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