server funding

Littlefield, Tyler tyler at
Tue Jun 24 15:10:09 UTC 2014

Hello all:
I recently ran across as a shell provider from BSDNow and had a 
thought along those same lines.
I am a fan of MUDs and they're dying out. I'd like to provide a 
community where people can work and develop their own MUDs. I'm looking 
for a company or someone that wouldn't mind dedicating a couple cheap 
servers to this; I'd like to run FreeBSD on one and Linux on the other 
to give them a choice in what they run; if I can not get two (since 
that's a bit above what I'm expecting), I'll just go with FreeBSD.
My thought is this: free service while you're building your mud, then 
you pay $5 minimum (we could have plans, or may maybe even just small 
upgrades (extra ram, hd space). for email, web and the mud to run when 
you actually start hosting it and getting players. That money would go 
directly back into paying for the servers; any extra (if there is extra) 
I'd like to donate to Guide dogs for the blind.

Hopefully this doesn't sound to odd. As I said, I'm setting out to do 
this to support people in their learning and not to make any money off 
of it. Guide Dogs for the Blind is where I received my first guide from; 
I'd like to give back with a project like this, even if it is an extra 
of $5 a month.

to this end, I am looking for:
1) A grant, fund or similar that would allow me to purchase 1 (possibly 
2) servers that could be used for this task. They don't have to be 
incredibly high end servers, but I do foresee a lot of compilation 
happening, so something with the processing power to sustain that would 
be great.
2) A company or individual who has something extra they wouldn't mind 
putting up for the cause; I would greatly appreciate that as well.

Thanks all for the time,

Take care,
He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; he that dares not reason is a slave.

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