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

Senectus . senectus at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 06:41:14 UTC 2007

On 03/12/2007, Marco Ostini <m.ostini at uq.edu.au> 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.
> Cheers,
> Marco
I'm not a particularly paranoid individual (I prefer the term
sceptical :-) ).. but my initial thought at this approach is that
it'll bounce of the inside of the circular filing cabinet.

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