[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
Mon Apr 17 18:48:22 AEST 2017

On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 00:01:20 +0000, Mark Wallis wrote:
> Good morning Craige
> > Being a sysadmin by habit and trade, I cannot help but consider ongoing
> > maintenance of the materials that are produced by the project and wonder what
> > thoughts you might have on the matter.
> >
> > Would maintenance of the materials be minor tweaks made as part of "business as
> > usual" or would you envisage that further grants my be required at $INTERVAL to
> > keep materials current?
> I expect it to be BAU. Each lecturer at UoN has a mandate to review all
> content from the previous year’s running of the course and “update” it before
> the new teaching semester starts. If the job to update it is too large then
> there is generally funding available within the school to hire a student to
> assist with the work.
> Out of interest, if I was trying to address this particular problem for an
> individual course then that is actually the approach I would use - approach
> the lecturer and then use school funding to hire a student. With this grant
> though I’m trying to address the issue across at least the first 2 years
> worth of core subjects of three degree’s - so the scale is a little
> different, hence why I’m approaching LA for funding. I don’t expect the job
> to be of this scale once we clear the first hurdle with this funding.
> Thanks for the interest :-)

Thanks for the response.

Apologies for my tardy acknowledgement, I've been away on leave.

Craige McWhirter
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