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

Craige McWhirter 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.

Craige McWhirter
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