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

Linux Australia President president at linux.org.au
Wed Apr 19 16:04:33 AEST 2017

Hi everyone,

This is a courtesy note to indicate that feedback on this Grant
Application closed on 17th April, and Council is due to discuss it at
Council meeting 30th April.

Thank you to all community members who have provided feedback.

Kind regards,


On 10/04/17 10:01, 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 :-)
> 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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