On 03/17/2016 02:23 AM, Viorel Tabara wrote:
On Tue Mar 15 2016 09:36:43 GMT-0600 (MDT) Justin W. Flory
> Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Viorel. Curious, did you also have any
> ideas on ways that non-academic professionals in academic settings can
> contribute? I'm assuming this might be like a system administrator at a
> school, or a similar type of position.
I'll have to start with a disclaimer: These are my personal thoughts and do not
represent the views of my employer.
I do believe that we need to educate the young generation about the values of
open source and as a professional (I'm not sure if that's a term used across
all educational institutions or only at AU) I can do that by connecting the
academic and professional open source advocates with the community  and by
sharing resources as I come across them . Where Fedora could come in is by
being *the* platform to make this happen: technically, socially and culturally
-- more than just a Fedora Ansible-ized OpenStack lab. The logistics of how to
get there is what most of us technical people may be missing.
The links you shared to Athabasca University's pages were awesome to
read about. :) These are exactly the kinds of things I think we as a
community should be supporting and helping grow.
I completely agree with the points you mentioned. However, when it comes
to finding ways to deploy and implement this in schools, I'm definitely
not an expert nor will I act like I am. Perhaps Remy could chime in on
this specifically because it definitely is within his realm of expertise
from his time at RIT.
I think this thread in itself could make a good topic for the next
Justin W. Flory