[Linux-aus] About a User Conference - grand plans
Jon maddog Hall
maddog at li.org
Thu Feb 24 06:11:02 UTC 2005
Nathan.Bailey at its.monash.edu said:
> I think these later ones (and Tim Bowden's "'professional users', ie, dba's,
> small time(?) web/sys admins) are serviced by OSDC,
There are two levels here:
First: I don't expect a Newbie to use Perl or Python
necessarily, but one can be a Newbie to FOSS and the FOSS community, while
being an "Old hand" to closed source, proprietary code.
Second: If I was a Newbie buying a new application, or contracting to have
an application made for me, I would want it written in a highly portable
language so it runs on ALL of the platforms that I have, not just one. Just
showing a Newbie that this is highly possible is often an eye-opener. Letting
them know that there have been languages around for years that allow this to
happen may be enough to get them to demand it on their next purchase.
Newbies: You are never too young to learn.
Jon "maddog" Hall
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