[Linux-aus] "start anything you like" type commercials on telly?

ashley maher ashley.maher at didymodesigns.com.au
Wed Dec 14 06:50:02 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-12-14 at 08:12 +1100, Shelagh Manton wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-12-13 at 10:04 -0800, Michael Still wrote:
> > Donna Benjamin wrote:
> > >>>Both, Linux Australia cannot be seen to promote one distro or vendor
> > >>>over the other.
> > >>
> > >>Then we should promote some sort of Linux event so that people can see
> > >>what distros they can choose.
> > > 
> > > Whilst it is a great idea, TV advertising is Big Bucks and requires
> > > careful planning. Without a specific campaign strategy based on relevant
> > > market research it would be a waste of money.
> > 
> > Yes, I do wonder if the same amount of money spent on free CD ROMs or 
> > community training courses or something might not be more effective.
> > 
> > That's an idea though... Most of the high schools in Canberra run 
> > "community education night college thingies" which teach older people 
> > how to use Windows and Office and so forth. Perhaps someone should be 
> > proposing OpenOffice and Linux user courses for these colleges as well?
> > 
> Here, here! I have a mother who would love to go to courses on computer
> programs (University of the Third Age) but all they offer are courses
> using MS products. So my devious plan to install Ubuntu has been foiled.
> Perhaps one of the things we could put together is a syllabus for tutors
> at the various colleges and U3A's to use? Or is this too ambitious and
> not part of the LA charter?
> Shelagh Manton


The University of New England is the opposite. You must have linux to do
their technology courses. UNE has a large correspondence base.

Maybe making these facts known more widely may encourage people to
support those institutions who choose to support FOSS.



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