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Kuro5hin's xmas gift to the EFF.
December 23, 2001 10:35 AM   Subscribe

Kuro5hin's xmas gift to the EFF. Rusty and the gang over at k5 have decided to donate all their site's income to the Electronic Frontier Foundation from now until midnight, December 25th. The EFF fights for high profile cases like Dmitry, but also to protect the rights of everyday citizens.
posted by mathowie (9 comments total)

 
What a great idea on the part of K5 and its supporters. EFF has been around a long time and never sold out.
posted by stbalbach at 4:05 PM on December 23, 2001


k5 has income?
posted by quonsar at 4:24 PM on December 23, 2001


quonsar: Not much. I had hoped to get some attention by spreading around word of this, and convince some people to give just for this purpose. I'm depressed and disgusted by the low turnout so far.

Maybe it's just because it's Sunday. We'll see if it picks up tomorrow.

Meanwhile, I have discovered the one sure-fire way to kill all conversation on MeFi: mention Kuro5hin. It's amazing, everyone just shuts right up. Useful to keep in mind when things get out of hand.
posted by rusty at 7:36 PM on December 23, 2001


I'm depressed and disgusted by the low turnout so far. Maybe it's just because it's Sunday.

Yeah. It seems like fairly few people are online this weekend, and those that are aren't spending much time (online).

one sure-fire way to kill all conversation on MeFi: mention Kuro5hin

that's probably just because K5 doesn't have any of those stupid quizzes, pictures of pancakes or ponies or monkeys, or zany auctions, and isn't published by that notorious kottke person (whoever he is).
posted by mattpfeff at 8:10 PM on December 23, 2001


Heh. On reconsidering, "disgusted" is too strong. I was hoping for more of an immediate reaction, but server stats do show that today has been among the slowest of days all year. I clearly picked a great time for the big announcement. :-)

We do apparently need more pancakes though.
posted by rusty at 9:04 PM on December 23, 2001


Rusty, perhaps you should consider doing it as a New Year's Resolution-type thing too? I too have noticed things are very slow online. Seems like people have unplugged and are having lives or something weird like that.
posted by megnut at 9:17 PM on December 23, 2001


Maybe it's just because it's Sunday. We'll see if it picks up tomorrow.

You really chose the worst time of the year for this. People are not only traveling and off-line they've already spent whatever disposable income they had on Xmas gifts. I don't know the financial situation at k5 but maybe you would have been better off making December EFF month and giving them what you can afford to give like 10 or 20 percent. Its not as impressive sounding but in the long run it probably means more bucks.
posted by skallas at 6:30 AM on December 24, 2001


Yeah, I may extend it some and do something like that. Everything from the 23-25 will go, cause that was the original deal. I was going to throw in a couple hundred myself anyway.

Well. Key lesson learned about publicity. At this rate, I'll have made all the mistakes there are to make by the time I'm 30. Then I'll be unstoppable. :-)
posted by rusty at 8:23 AM on December 24, 2001


Best wait 'til 40, rusty. Trust me on this one.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:47 AM on December 27, 2001


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