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May we fund you?

Sure, just ask for it 1).
Some days ago an organization, which prefers to stay unnamed, asked whether I would accept funding, as a stimulus for the running projects. As the conditions were really generous, I accepted the honorable offer after short discussion with Felix, Mark, Paul and Tillmann.

This is great.
It was totally unexpected, as it was the first time a user asked to fund the projects, and I really appreciate it. To me, the gesture multiplied the money's value.

shared

In order to avoid envy and distrust with the other developers, I decided to bribe share the wealth and make a present to each of them. I'm kidding, my fellows are loyal and rejected my offer to split the funding, which was totally not acceptable for me. I told them I'd sent them a present, without telling anything about the present itself.

So I ordered five units, received them, declared my own, and sent the remaining to their respective new owners.
It was interesting to traceroute the packages traveling through the country with the package-tracking service, and basically they arrived last Wednesday, but everybody got the package at a different point of time during the day. Felix was really excited as he was the last but one to get his package in the evening, and nobody from the other who already received it told him what to expect.
The last one to receive the package was Mark, as he was in Malaysia until yesterday where he presented about dionaea at a FIRST TC meeting, and had to pick up the package from a neighbor, who took detained the package during Marks absence.
As nobody revealed the packages content, he's been totally unaware what to expect until yesterday, while we already started working with the new toy.

The present is:

  • ALIX.2D13
    • 500 MHz AMD Geode LX800
    • 256MB RAM
    • 3 x Ethernet (Via VT6105M 10/100)
    • minipci slot
    • 2 x USB 1.1
  • Compex WLM200NX 6A, 2,4/5GHz (802.11nabg) (Atheros AR9002 (chipset AR9220))
  • 2 x 2.4/5GHz antenna
  • 4GB Compact Flash
  • Case
  • Power Supply
    • POE adapter

picture of the five sets
five sets, the left one is the one I claimed myself and already set up, the remaining four awaiting assembly by their new owners

Thanks,
Markus

1) we do not have a donation button

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