On 03/30/2016 03:21 AM, Amit Shah wrote:
On (Mon) 15 Feb 2016 [14:00:13], Justin W. Flory wrote:
> Hello all,
> Recently, in FAmNA, we have been discussing a proposed way to revitalize
> the Campus Ambassadors program.
> To help finalize the process, I have put together a new draft of the Campus
> Ambassadors wiki page. It would be great to have others' ideas, thoughts,
> and feedback about the rewrite.
This activity is promising to get new contributors and users, so good
job on getting it going.
A suggestion I have is we look at a few courses universities offer,
and what software they recommend for their labs or otherwise. We
could have a table suggesting FOSS equivalents of popular proprietary
software that gets used at universities.
Agreed – and in terms of curriculum, there's a few schools across the
world that have open source as part of their curriculum. The Rochester
Institute of Technology in New York has a minor in FOSS, which is
something that can be used as a reference too.
Also, if we have experts (or even users) of such software
(e.g. gnuplot), we should invite such experts to write Magazine posts
about using such software, and also perhaps include a cheatsheet that
maps workflows from the prorietary sw to the FOSS sw. This can serve
two purposes: have the Magazine publicise free software (on Fedora),
and also link these articles to the table on the wiki page with the
FOSS sw counterparts.
With this info, when the campus ambassadors go to the univs, they can
readily suggest software available, and when the campus labs get
going, students know how to play around with the new(?) environment.
This is all fantastic feedback! To help centralize this discussion down
and prevent mailing list cross-posting, I've created a ticket for this
in the CommOps Trac. You're welcome to CC yourself and/or add some of
your own thoughts and ideas to the ticket!
Justin W. Flory