[clug] Linux on new school computers [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Wed Nov 28 03:19:18 GMT 2007

Speaking of Kate Lundy, she just walked into our building a few minutes
ago discussing this very topic with one of our Visiting Fellows. I
mentioned the issue to her and the fact that it is being discussed on
our little mailing list and she said that she would like to get back
to me to discuss it further. How about that for a co-incidence!


Bob Edwards.

Roppola, Antti - BRS wrote:
> Hi all,
> Kate's aware of FOSS, I've seen her speak on the subject. For example:
> http://www.katelundy.info/main/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id
> =60&Itemid=35
> http://www.katelundy.info/main/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id
> =53&Itemid=35
> So I'd suggest anyone intending to seek her time takes a moment to
> Google the existing material so you're not telling her something she
> already knows. Take the time to read the ALP's policy on FOSS if it has
> one (I didn't read anyone's ICT policy this time around, so don't ask me
> if they have one)
> Probably worth noting that:
>  - FOSS is going to be part of a much larger portfolio of technology
> issues
>  - Education is still a state responsibility and the government is
> unlikely
>    to be interested in micro-managing state education programmes
>  - The new govt is likely to be very busy and have lots of people in
> their ear just now
> Cheers,
> Antti
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-bounces+antti.roppola=brs.gov.au at lists.samba.org
> [mailto:linux-bounces+antti.roppola=brs.gov.au at lists.samba.org] On
> Behalf Of rodryan
> Sent: Tuesday, 27 November 2007 6:55 AM
> To: linux at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [clug] Linux on new school computers
> Gday cluggers
> The greatest good the new government can do for the australian student
> is to have linux as the operating system on their computers. How can we
> as a group help make this happen?
> I think one of the best ways to do this is by politics. Do any of you
> know or have access to any of the labor party politicians? What do you
> think is the best way? Any suggestioons?
> tia
> Rod Ryan
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