The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) of Calgary, Alberta, said in a news release it has begun a program that takes computers donated from corporations and makes sure all old data is removed. ERA has open source software available, as well as some corporate regular software.
Through the plan ERA is offering a computer and LCD for $20; laptops for $50; servers for $50; and Cisco networking equipment for $20.
ERA also said it will donate at no charge as many computers as it can to individuals and non-profits that can’t afford even those prices. Volunteers can earn a computer after a day or two.
ERA was started by a poor boy who got a computer given to him by a church.