Donncha O Caoimh wrote:
>> But would we be reaching your target audience at LAID? ie. teachers and
> technical staff?
If you build it, they will come. If they don't, see below.
> I doubt if we would have time to set up a project like this easily
> either :(
It doesn't have to be completely set up; a framework would suffice. As
long as there was a coherent plan, most businesses would be interested.
Once they're interested, teachers would follow the scent of free
> We're aiming this event at the business community and of course the
Techies, if they're any good, would be keeping abreast of the technology
and would be already aware of what Linux can do. PHBs are, IMHO, the
main target. Remember; we all know Linux is great, and most PC users are
aware that Windows is a buggy piece of shite. Our main job is getting
them to join the dots. As for school kids, if we get them for the first
few years of their PC-using career, we have them for life.
> Exposure of any kind is required but I feel we'd be biting off more than
> we can chew if we try and get education people in.
> Of course, if it's just a talk on how Linux was used in a school
> already.. well, that can probably be accomodated.
'Getting education people in' could simply involve one teacher with an
interest and a willingness to spend some time after hours. If no-one has
space -- which I suppose depends on box donations -- a room for storing
hardware may also be required, but that's about the extent of the
school's involvement until they're ready to have a few boxes installed;
say one server and a number of terminals that have varying degrees of
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