[Linux-aus] Grant Application: Promotion of FOSS in undergraduate Computer Science, Information Technology and Software Engineering degrees at the University of Newcastle
craige at mcwhirter.com.au
Sun Apr 9 22:05:42 AEST 2017
On Tue, Apr 04, 2017 at 17:55:37 +1000, Paul Gear wrote:
> Whilst there are many legitimate questions about the details of this
> proposal, I'd like to mention that I think the aims of this project are
> amongst the most important things Linux Australia can do, whether as part
> of a grant or not. My son started an undergraduate course in IT this
> year, and he (being a Linux user) was amazed at how few students and staff
> were familiar with Free Software.
> Helping undergrad students to engage with FLOSS and providing support for
> those who use & develop it are, IMO, essential for the future of this
> organisation, and I would love to see us find a way to support Mark's
> proposal in a way which aligns with our values.
While coming in late to this discussion, I felt it worthwhile to echo Paul's
comments above. I could not agree more. Well said.
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