[Rule] Major Linux Hardware Donor Is a CNN "Hero"

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Wed Oct 3 17:58:45 EEST 2007

"James Burgett of the Alameda County Computer Resource Center calls
himself a 'tattooed freak' and a recovering drug addict, but CNN is
calling him a hero (video) for diverting tons of computers from
landfills, installing Ubuntu Linux on them, and giving them out to
schools, non-profits, and poor people. Burgett's filmed interview is
currently leading a CNN contest among videos of 'ordinary people' whom
CNN considers everyday heroes, narrowly edging out the video of a man
who is saving gorillas from extinction. In his interview, Burgett
points out that the people working for him are also recovering drug
addicts or recovering mental illness patients."
Update: 10/02 23:46 GMT by  KD : Reader stefanlasiewski posted a
journal article describing how, bewilderingly, the state of California
is threatening to shut down Burgett's ACCRC.


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