Open source projects like AsterClick rely on sponsors to
underwrite the costs of development.
Recently our current sponsor suffered a major fire
This has lead to a funding shortage
that threatens to turn the lights out here at the AsterClick
Out here in the deserts of southern California we run on a little
solar and a lot of gasoline fueled generator power.
As our current sponsor has to tend to recovering from their fire
we are urgently seeking assistance to replace funds which are
keeping us away from the keyboards and finishing up the R15
To give you an idea of just how bad it is, we had to strip some
of our storage units for metal to recycle simply to fuel the
generators long enough to strip some more.
If you can help, we could use whatever one could spare
sent to the PayPal address drclue AT drclue DOT net
For those that have been helping , our greatest thanks,
as those contributions have
brought us to within $100
of paying off paid off the annual hosting bill.
For those eagerly awaiting the new R15 release , a few bucks
won't hurt you and it will allow us to fill our hands with
keyboards instead of recycling tools. It's really dis-heartening
to be canibalizing our place for fuel.
A $20 donation will feed the generator for about a day.
A donation of anything will help feed the staff who are
now on emergency rations of Jerky and beans which
we are in short supply of too.
Larger donations of course are appreciated as would the
stepping forward of some new main line sponsors. If your a
real philanthropic type, after the basics are tended to we could
really use some more solar panels so as to stop feeding the
generator California priced gasoline. We need about 9 more of
them 64 watt film type puppies and some AGM batteries to
retire the gen set and aged deep cycle batteries.
Right now though we are simply in need of whatever we can
drum up to keep the lights on and stave off food shortages.
It was probably the urgency of our sponsor's fire
dilemma, that kept us from getting word of the
disaster until it was too late for us to manage the situation
in an orderly fashion so that's what has us here hat in hand.
Believe you me , I would much rather be cleaning up the last
details of AsterClick R15 than begging , but there is little choice.
Recent donations have allowed us to replenish
the fuel tanks for the generators, but we are still
way,way,way behind the eight ball on our fundraising.
Had it not been for the sponsor's untimely fire there would
be over a grand in that account.
So , if you believe in open source and can support
the people who make such things possible we would appreciate it.
--Doc, and all of the AsterClick staff