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

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Fri Apr 14 17:46:37 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-04-14 at 13:26 -0400, Karlie Robinson wrote:
> The information I read on the Edu page talks about vocational training 
> for students. 

The mailing list is different from the wiki page which is why I gave
them both to you. Read the list archives for other ongoing discussions
before jumping into conclusions. 

> 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.
> ~Karlie

Again, read the list archives. This is already being discussed there. 


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