[Linux-aus] Grant Application: Promotion of FOSS in undergraduate Computer Science, Information Technology and Software Engineering degrees at the University of Newcastle

Brent Wallis brent.wallis at gmail.com
Mon Apr 3 20:29:44 AEST 2017

+1 on the proposal.
A worthwhile thing based on the submission and followups.

@All...there is absolutely NO relation here btw.... :-)


On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 3:49 PM, Mark Wallis <mark.wallis at newcastle.edu.au>

> Thanks Nathan and Paul for your feedback.
> > On 3 Apr 2017, at 3:32 pm, Nathan Bailey <web at polynate.net> wrote:
> >
> > Mark, is there any chance you could collaborate on this with another
> uni? Universities tend to be far more understanding of sharing coursework
> with each other than with the general public, so there may be some
> opportunity to collaborate on the "closed" bits as well as the open bits.
> While hesitant to bite off more than I can chew, I had thoughts that if
> the project went well we would write a paper and submit it to one of the
> leading Australian Computer Science Education conferences - probably ACE.
> This is the “Computer Science Education” conference and would definitely
> help promote the approach across other ANZ educational institutions.
> There is a fair bit of “we don’t know what we don’t know” here as well. I
> doubt we will have a clear view of just how bad a problem we have here
> (i.e. how much FOSS-unfriendly content we have) until we get through the
> initial review part of the grant. I think it’s important we complete at
> least that part of the grant before engaging any other institutions.
> Regards,
> Mark.
> ===============================
> Dr. Mark Wallis (Associate Lecturer)
> School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
> Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
> The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, 2308, NSW
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