I’m watching the current discussion on linux-aus about the Tux 500 project.
Firstly, it would look cool. But looking cool doesn’t mean that it’s effective, or worth the money.
But THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND US DOLLARS… it’s a bit much. Raising $345000 in a month? Unlikely.
Also, it doesn’t really have any benefit to Australia. Something like what was suggested about supporting a local charity with money plus tech would get us coverage here.