March 30, 2006 | Suw Charman Anderson

Cory Doctorow donates Razr mobile phone

Cory Doctorow, ORG Advisory Council member, famous novelist, copyright activist and one of the driving forces behind BoingBoing, has kindly donated a Razr mobile phone and a signed first edition of his novel Eastern Standard Tribe, to the Open Rights Group for us to auction. We have duly put both together as one lot on eBay, with a starting price of just

Comments (2)

  1. john:
    Mar 30, 2006 at 03:38 PM

    Err so the guy donates a RAZR to ORG and a signed copy of his book in return for a free plug for his book on the frontpage of the website? wtf is that about? Is this open to anyone then? Seems somewhat pathetic to me...

  2. Suw Charman:
    Mar 30, 2006 at 03:45 PM

    I would have linked to the websites and blogs of anyone who donated materials to ORG to auction in order to raise funds. In the blogging world, that's called 'good manners'.

    And yes, anyone can bid on these items. That's why they are on eBay. If all you want is the Razr, you could always give the book to someone else, or donate it back to ORG if you really don't like it. Equally, anyone can donate valuable items to ORG for auction to raise money, so if you have something you think would raise a good price, please let me know.