So, here is a crazy idea that I actually got around to implementing: The OSL Beer Fund. As a sysadmin for the Open Source Lab I work with a lot of people via email and IRC from all over the world. As a student I don’t exactly have much of a budget to travel to far off conferences to meet up with many of those people. So the idea is this: if you would like to help save our sanity or simply say thanks to one of us but can’t meet up for beers in person why not contribute a couple bucks to our beer fund? In return we can even give your favorite server a little extra luvin’. Just contribute via paypal to beerfund_AT_osuosl.org.
The OSL Beer Fund is not associated with the OSU Open Source Lab in any official way. It just happens to have the email account ‘beerfund’ under the osuosl.org domain, by chance a random letter generator gave us the acronym ‘OSL’ to use as the fund’s name, and somehow all beer purchased with the fund manages to go to students who work for the Open Source Lab (and who are of age of course). How that all worked out I don’t know, we sure didn’t plan it. ;-)