compulsory accreditation (was Re: [Linux-aus] Interview with Mark Lloyd from ACS ...)
bpa at iss.net.au
Fri Sep 29 12:16:02 UTC 2006
Janet Hawtin wrote:
> It is yet another process which undermines Australian's rights to
> participate as valued individuals in their communities and yet again
> controls access in the interests of off shore proprietary interests. Its
> a recurring theme and a sad one.
ah so you're saying registration of IT practitioners is not a good thing
no matter who is the registering authority because it means some sort of
peer review of capabilities which therefore undermines the contribution
that people can make?
I think accreditation is a good thing because it is peer reviewed or
judged against some agreed standard/s. I guess what we need to do is
ensure that the agreed standard/s is an appropriate basket of knowledge,
skills, experience and practice.
>> "The Adelaide public meeting will be held at 3pm on Thursday 28
>> September, at the Disability Information and Resource Centre (DIRC), 195
>> Gilles St, Adelaide. "
> Well perhaps it might be nice to make a valid ACS comment on the proposals?
I am sure we will once the proposals are documented.
> Why they are not a part of a FOSS inclusive discussion on empowering NGO's
> and why they only recommend centrally brokered opportunities.
is FOSS the only way to empower NGOs? What about the techsoup option
that CISA will be offering later this year?
> Why accreditation is the only option considered and open standards, good
> processes and transparent technologies are not a part of the dialogue?
indeed i agree and said so above.
> Purpose and function are playing a second role to a predefined structure
> which benefits a few at the expense of wider community benefits.
i am not sure I understand this comment per se?
> If I was to look for a way to have the IT sector represented either to
> NGO's or to government it would not be through so much fancy footwork or
> sleight of hand.
Brenda Aynsley, FACS
Chairman ACS SA http://www.acs.org.au/
The ACS Computer Professional Educational Program impacts
on the Practising Computer Professional scheme. Visit
http://www.acs.org.au/cpprogram/cpp.htm to see how.
Mobile:+61(0) 412 662 988 || Skype: callto://baynsley
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