[Linux-aus] Re: Grant Request Approved

Pia Waugh greebo at pipka.org
Fri Jul 28 22:53:19 UTC 2006

Hi Donna,

<quote who="Donna Benjamin">

> I've recently become more aware that we have to battle the perception
> that somehow free software is 2nd rate, that it is not as good as
> proprietary software. It seems there is also a strong and genuine fear
> that choosing open source solutions means risking not being able to get
> the right staff, training or support.

Absolutely. I suggest you talk to Stuart Rushton (cc'd) who runs a 100% FOSS
school in Sydney and has a great case study document you could give out.
Also I have about 100 copies of The Open CD left from the education expo
which have about 10 Education documents on there as well, including studies
by Kathryn Moyle about FOSS in Australian schools. How can I get them to
you? Otherwise I can publish the ISO and you can download and burn your own
to give away.

> Thanks again, I am grateful, and I intend to make the most of this
> opportunity for advocating FOSS in the education sector.

Good luck and make sure you let linux-aus know how it goes! I'm sure you
will be a fantastic face for the community, as always :)


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