@kev Who is the “we” putatively making the offer, and to whom?
This was my first thought. While I'm certain the community here that is willing to donate wouldn't do something to screw you over, you never know. At the end of the day, if something problematic ends up on your server, you're the ones that have to answer for it if a situation arises as a result.
@kev i'd be totally down for cheapo pen drives with the latest manjaro or even arch on it. i dunno what kind of money an account with nextcloud is, but there are so many free versions of that same exact platform, it's not exactly enticing.
ive yet to meet a geek that would turn down a free pen drive with a live linux image on it and i can't imagine that would cost you too terribly much. could probably get a pallet of pen drives form alibaba.com for 6 bucks, lol.
i'd rock a fosstodon tee, too.
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