SCN FAQ: Volunteers and Contributions


Do you have public project meetings? Where and when?

SCN volunteers sometimes meet on the fourth Wednesday evening (times vary depending on Library hours), traditionally in the basement meeting room in the Seattle Public Library's University District branch, on the corner of Roosevelt Way NE at NE 50th St. Please enter by the south side door, on the 50th St. side of the building.

For other committee meeting times and locations, see SCN Public Meetings, note that meeting times, dates, and locations may change without advanced public notice.

Can I volunteer to do something interesting?

We're glad you asked that question! Please take a moment to read the Volunteers page.

How can I contact people at SCN?

See Who-does-what. - A partial directory of volunteer positions.

I may have some hardware to donate. What does SCN need?

We need large capacity SCSI disk drives (over 2 GB), RAM memory, Sun SPARC5 and SPARC4 workstations, and modems (9600 bps and faster). We hope to find a 200Mhz or faster Pentium machine. Please contact

What hardware and software is SCN using?

We are currently using a Sun SPARC 5, two SPARC 4s and a SPARC SLC, running SUN operating systems.

We are running the FreePort community networking software that is used in many Free-Net sites around the world. It was written by a team at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

I'd like to contribute some money to SCN. Is it tax-deductible?

Yes. The SCN Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions to SCNA are tax-deductible. A donation of any size is welcome! As Free-Net founder Tom Grundner said, "Free-Nets are inexpensive but they aren't free." We rely on support from individuals and businesses.

Please contact SCNA, or call the voice mail line at (206) 365-4528, or send your contribution to:

Seattle Community Network Association
P. O. Box 947
Seattle, WA 98111-0947

Updated April 12th, 2003 -