Contributed by dwc on from the dept.
In a recent post to misc, Marco Peereboom (marco@) writes:
A few weeks ago I asked for a Sony VAIO on the list and some folks offered to give me root access. As much as I appreciated the offer I had to turn it down due to the nature of ACPI development. It requires frequent hard reboots when debugging hairy issues and this is really impractical when the machine is on the other side of the world and no real contact with the person manning it.
Anyway, long story short, Deanna Phillips' laptop died the other day and She is in a real pickle for a new one. Lets combine ACPI, ports development and undeadly work in one fell swoop.
I am taking paypal donations on email@example.com for a new or used laptop. I think we need about $1000 or so to get a laptop with the features we want to develop for. As soon as we get enough money in I will let you know. Any leftovers will be put towards the regular OpenBSD donations.
Please contact me off list with questions.
As most of you know, Marco (and others) have brought ACPI in OpenBSD a long way, and this is vitally important to anyone using not only laptops, but any newer computers that no longer support APM. Deanna's constant work in ports and here on undeadly.org is also something that benefits everyone, even if she doesn't like vi. You don't have to give a lot to make a difference here. Every little bit counts!
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