- From: Glynn Foster <Glynn Foster Sun COM>
- To: David Neary <dneary free fr>
- Cc: sri aracnet com, marketing-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Actions
- Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 01:02:09 +1200
> > Hrm, what about universities?
> Do you mean students (which would kind of fit into a potential
> contributor target audience (1)) or IT department heads (which would
> pretty well fit into the public administration target audience (2))? Of
> course there are special points to address with university IT
> departments. Often they are interested not just in costs, but in
> relevancy. So we would need to show (at the stage where we start sending
> people to do presentations and demos) that GNOME can provide the
> framework they can use for courses, and can provide the type of
> experience that students will need in the marketplace.
Sounds like you have them covered. I just think it's an important area
where we already have a good deal of support.
> It's not my place to decide, but I am of the opinion that colleges
> should be toolkit and platform agnostic, and should teach neither
> windows or GTK+ programming.
Generally they teach what they know and what is topical - seems like
it's worth trying to influence that.
> The stuff in the list was a list of things which we have had discussions
> about on the list. They didn't quite come out of the blue :) I suspect
> they all have at least one wiki page already :)
Ahh, ok - if that's the case, then it would be useful to provide the
wiki page, and/or discussion links. I'm just seeing it from a high
level, that those task are pretty hard to pick up on from a casual
observer. Feel free to ignore me though ;)
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