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    Progeny and Maximum Linux Raise $1000 for Debian
    Contributed by Bruce_Byfield on Friday, February 09 @ 19:26:22 GMT

    Progeny
    Indianapolis, February 6, 2001 - Progeny Linux Systems and Maximum Linux magazine raised $1000 for the Debian Project in a raffle held on January 31 and February 1 at LinuxWorld in New York. The cheque was presented to Wichert Ackerman, Debian Project Leader, shortly afterwards.



    First prize, a Sony Vaio Picturebook with a Transmeta Crusoe chip, went to Luis Cedeno. Cedeno, a Senior Systems Engineer at Reuters America.

    Cedeno was not present for the draw. When phoned immediately after the draw, Cedeno took some convincing before he would believe that he had won. Ceno had won a personal information device at another trade fair in the Jacob K. Javitts Center a few months ago, and his first thought was that friends were pulling a practical joke. Finally, however, he was persuaded to return to the Maximum Linux booth and claim his prize.



    Winners of Progeny Debian boxes were: Tony Dominello, Stuart W. Carter, Peter Nielsen, Mark Andai, Dave McAllister, Ivan Secoquian



    The boxes will be mailed to the winners when Progeny Debian is officially released.



    Other prizes were tossed to the crowd. They included plush toy penguins and tote bags from Maximum Linux, and Progeny Debian T-shirts with "I tried to win the Progeny Laptop, but all I got was this lousy T-shirt" on the back.



    Progeny would like to thank all those who bought tickets and showed their support for free software in general and for Debian in particular,

     
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    $1000 raised, $2500 given away? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Friday, February 09 @ 21:00:35 GMT

    What's the point of raffling off a $2500 laptop (my guess) to raise $1000? Why not just give Debian the laptop or cash? Is this a publicity thing? Can someone explain this to me?

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