[Linux-aus] FFP Release

Janet Hawtin lucychili at gmail.com
Thu Dec 7 05:17:02 UTC 2006

David Lloyd wrote:
> Janet,
>> The Hon Dennis Hood will also call for a computer demonstration lab to
>> be set up in S.A., so that schools, libraries, and other institutions
>> can decide whether 'open source' is for them.
> It just dawned on me that I've been reading in the papers that the state
> has or is closing down a technology demonstration school which (if my
> leaky memory serves me right) was located somewhere near Thebarton.

OK Thanks. Will look into it. The TSOF does look interesting as a site.

> I refer to:
>  * http://www.tsof.edu.au/aboutus/
> It might be worth the Honourable Member talking to someone from within
> PLUG to learn about the professional center that used to exist in
> Western Australia.

Can we use the experiences in other states as info for how to best try
for something here? Somewhere for training, perhaps for somewhere for
people to demonstrate specialist hardware?
What are the lessons learned from the other projects like this?
Are they something which has a season?
It is something which needs a critical mass of activity to make it interesting?
How did that go on other sites? Feedback welcomed.

If we are going to try for a bit of momentum on FOSS in education do
folks have other ideas about what is useful. Ive had one suggestion
about making it possible for FOSS training to be included as a valid
choice for professional development?


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