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home - W-L Freedom Toaster Wiki

W-L Freedom Toaster Wiki [rss]

Welcome to the W-L Freedom Toaster Wiki!

This is the homepage for the Washington-Lee High School Freedom Toaster Project.

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For more pictures and media, check out the pictures page.

What is a Freedom Toaster?

Basically, a freedom toaster is a kiosk set up in a public location where anyone can come up to it, press a button, and walk out with a CD of open source software.

The software we would include could be an operating system like Ubuntu, software like OpenOffice, or even open-source games. Since they are open-source and availiable online for download, they are completely free and legal to distribute.

These kiosks are totally free for anyone to use. They are very successful in South Africa, where they were invented, because people with computers cannot afford expensive software from Microsoft or Apple or other major companies and do not have the high-speed internet connections necessary to download the open-source versions, so these kiosks help in both ways.

For more in-depth information on Freedom Toasters, see Wikipedia.

Why put one in Washington-Lee?

Believe it or not, even though we live in an urban area like Arlington some people still don’t have high speed internet access or money to pay for expensive software. The W-L Freedom Toaster will provide these people with free, open source alternatives readily available for these people.

Where to start

  • For information about what the Freedom Toaster will be distributing, see software.
  • If you want to see how the kiosk software works (and our many tweaks to get there), see software.
  • If you want to see how much making your own Freedom Toaster might cost, check out the budget page.
  • Help contribute to the project by creating a page in the ideas section!
  • To contact any of us, see members.
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