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Wearing your pride on your . . . ear?

June 12, 2011

OSCON 2011
Next up: OSCON.

How would you like to stylishly show your support of Free/Open Source Software and, especially, an organization that sets up Linux-based computer labs in the San Francisco Bay Area’s low-income schools?

ubuntu earringsIt’s simple: With Canonical’s permission, Boutique Academia has teamed up with Partimus — a nonprofit that brings the aforementioned labs to the schools — to offer these Ubuntu-themed earrings.

Partimus is an outstanding organization. The volunteers at Partimus build and maintain computer labs running FOSS software in low income schools. Their efforts have provided computer education — increasingly important in today’s job market — to many children who would not have had it otherwise.

According to the site, these earrings are gold plated and measure ~3/4″. They are slightly domed for depth and are hung on gold-filled hooks.

With the purchase of Ubuntu Earrings, $6 per pair will go directly to Partimus’ operating costs, helping them to expand into more schools.

Clearly more programs like Partimus — and Ken Starks’ HeliOS Project in Austin, Texas — deserve support from the greater FOSS community because it directly addresses the future.

So while my earring-wearing pirate days of yore are long over (Arrrrrr!), someone in my family may get a pair of these.

Thank you, Boutique Academia, for providing this fundraiser for Partimus.

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  1. grimneko
    June 12, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Hope soon they will offer us a gear compatible with a guy. Even if I would have an ear hole for those, they’re a bit big for a guy to wear. Maybe a kind of necklace or a ring, that would be interesting for me.


  2. Bob
    June 12, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    I for one would donate to the two Foss projects mentioned if I could have an authentic, autographed photo of Larry the Free Software Guy wearing those danglies.

    Come on, the holes would heal up in a few weeks. Do it for the cause.

    • June 12, 2011 at 6:29 pm

      Really, Bob? Hmmm, I wonder how many others would donate to see the same thing . . . . I’ll consider it.

      • Bob
        June 12, 2011 at 6:44 pm

        You could tell the wife and kids it’s for a really great cause. We’d even be willing to help you keep the charade going with other ear decorations after the initial event.

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