[clug] meeting with Kate

tridge at samba.org tridge at samba.org
Wed Dec 5 06:56:35 GMT 2007


I've arranged to meet with Kate Lundy next Thursday at 10am. She
didn't have many open slots so I took what was available. I hope you
can make that time too.

I think the main message we should try to get across is not so much a
push of FOSS for its own sake, but try to answer the question "how can
FOSS help?"

I think we shouldn't aim to demo too much - I suspect we more need
time to discuss with Kate how using FOSS to further the education aims
of the new government could work. For example, I don't think using
FOSS should necessarily be mandated, as that might create a lot of
resentment, instead I'd like to see the federal government providing
support to help make FOSS a choice that is easy to make, and to help
point out the advantages for schools that might choose to use it.

I'll also bring an OLPC laptop along, which might be interesting for
primary school use in parts of Australia (especially outback
locations) given its very robust nature.

Cheers, Tridge

PS: James, I will email Kathryn Moyle as well and see if she is
interested in this 

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