The big news around is that FreeGeek Chicago is now a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization! FreeGeek staff has been working on this for a while, and it's a big step forward for us.
Today we restored our network and Internet access. We thought we'd celebrate by posting a long-overdue update.
.. actually it was two tons!
So when we last left our valiant heroes at FreeGeek, they were struggling with unreliable and overloaded electrical circuits, a network cable callously cut during a bathroom renovation, and a dwindling stock of computers upon which to work their dusty magic. What's become of them, you ask? Read on!
FreeGeek Chicago held a public meeting on March 13th. These notes were taken by Jim Campbell, and edited for content and style by David Eads.
After serious discussion, we have decided to close FreeGeek Chicago's public programs during the month of April to regroup, reorganize, and build some new capacity. In the coming weeks, we'll be planning some public meetings to discuss what will happen during this time.