Active Vs Passive was..Why getting Shared Media rolling is important

Karlie Robinson karlie_robinson at
Fri Apr 14 17:26:21 UTC 2006

The information I read on the Edu page talks about vocational training 
for students. 

What I'm talking about is a no-holds-bared *marketing* assault on the 
installed computer base in schools. 

I'm not talking about teaching a few-thousand like-minded students how 
to run Fedora so they can land a job as an Enterprise Admin. 

I'm talking about convincing Schools to spend their Computer/Technology 
budget rolling out Linux, so a few Million kids can enjoy the freedom 
OSS brings. 

By actively searching out people who have the authority (common term 
"decision maker") to say to their board... "By going Linux, we will save 
thousands of dollars on software.  That money can then be used for [fill 
in the blank]." 

When it comes down to it, it's not about jobs operating Red Hat.  My 
idea was about getting Fedora on Millions of class room PC's. 

Think beyond enterprise servers for a moment and see what millions of 
little kids using Fedora/Linux means to the big picture and to the RH 
bottom line in years to come. 

If my marketing ideas aren't helpful to you here, I won't waste any more 
of your time.


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