[Linux-aus] New Federal Govt's Education/PC plans

Phil Rhoades phil at pricom.com.au
Mon Dec 3 03:20:30 UTC 2007


On Mon, 2007-12-03 at 12:06 +1000, Marco Ostini wrote:
> Hey Janet, Phil, et al.
> >> It makes good sense to me that we should immediately lobby the 
> >> government to encourage schools to use FOSS.
> > Good advice
> > Tying efforts to things which can be practically supported is great.
> How's this for practical; How would each LA member on this list feel about 
> going to this site:
> 	http://theopendisc.com/
> Get the ISO and burn it onto a disc and send it, or better yet, deliver it 
> in person to your local member. (Especially if their now in Government)
> With the Disc include a letter explaining what FOSS is, and how it's 
> driving the 'Internet Economy' and is the staple for people like Google, 
> Yahoo and Wikipedia. It was even used to make the Kevin07 site. (Joomla)
> Chances are pretty good that most of the MP's and schools they will visit 
> will have Win32 machines, so if we start with apps we know and love on that 
> platform, when they switch to a distro of Linux, they'll feel right at home 
> to find the same apps all available.
> Comments, flames? Lets get into this issue people. It's timely and one of 
> the very best ways to evangelise FOSS is to get it into the schools and 
> USED by children.

Since they are supposed to be new computers, we should be pushing a
Linux OS as well . .


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