[Linux-aus] Organizing an Australian Open Source Roadshow?

Paul Shirren shirro at shirro.com
Thu Jan 29 10:29:01 UTC 2004

Count me in on that one. Targeting schools would be much easier.

A school roadshow would let us refine our 'act' as well. A half assed 
business roadshow would be detrimental.

DSL might chime in here, but didn't his old employer do something like this?

Samps wrote:
> Rusty Russell wrote:
>> There's been talk of a Linux/OSS Roadshow around Australia.
>> This would be aimed at managers and users, rather than technical
>> people, with demonstrations etc. (think mini tradeshow, one morning or
>> one day maximum).
>> Thanks,
>> Rusty.
> I'd like to see an educationally oriented software/os roadshow tour the 
> schools in Australia, with an 'out-of-the-box' educational network, 
> which is easily adapted to the needs of the individual schools with all 
> their students, teaching staff, administrative staff etc.
> The schools are a Microsoft 'stronghold' at the moment. That is sad, cos 
> it means that we are actually 'creating' MS-addicts by the tens of 
> thousands.
> Time to put a bit of focus on some very good alternatives.
> Count me in.
> cheers
> Samps
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