Re: [gnome-cy] Wha'ppen?

I am afraid I am going to reply to a whole batch of things one email
after another. I seem to be behind!

On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 10:08:27PM +0100 or thereabouts, Kevin Donnelly wrote:
> On Dydd Iau 14 Awst 2003 7:48 yp, Dafydd Harries wrote:
> I think the distinction will be lost on most people - there is an AWESOME 
> amount of education to do, far more than I thought a month ago.  I would 

Yes. I really hadn't realised quite how much banging around you have
to do to get people to listen. Or at least, I knew from general
free software land. I am surprised that it's the case here. I
would have thought that being able to use software in Welsh would
be much more of a draw. 

> The reason I would like to consider this is that I think we need to operate 
> on the "dripping water" principle - it will take a goodly number of press 
> releases before the penny finally drops with people, and being "officially 
> supported" is a pretty good peg to hang one on.  I've been putting a fair bit 

After the Awareness Day in Cardiff, Richard Wenner, who is very involved
in a number of free software efforts in Cardiff (principally the wireless
end of things) made exactly this point. He said something to the effect
of "you have to pick a point, and then make sure that someone is telling
people at the top that point, and that someone is telling people at the ..
well, the sharp end, the same point, and that someone is telling other
people the same point. And eventually, they will remember."

> Dewi's report of demos to P Hain is good, and Telsa's idea (as I 
> interpret it) of trying to persuade Powys CC to do some sort of 
> pilot project on this would be even better.  

Well, initially I was thinking of just contacting them and asking
"Did you do this pilot? What were the results? Did you know about
the Welsh-language versions of the desktops, of OpenOffice, of

Persuading them to do another (or a first) pilot, I hadn't thought
of. Someone else is better-suited to that. I just thought they 
might be interested. I can mail them, or someone else can.

> > Time is quite short now. The beta would have been out yesterday, only I
> > understand there were some problems with the FTP server. Release
> > candidate 1 tarballs are due for the 25th, and it would be nice to have
> > everything done for that.
> For goodness' sake, man - that's light-year's away!

One week away now!

And I shall be away over the bank holiday weekend, and I bet I'm
not the only one.


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