> In a few days, I'll be giving a presentation to some secondary school pupils
> to promote Open Source software.
>> I've a fair idea what I'm going to talk about, but was wondering if you, the
> wonderful ILUG community, had any tips on how I should approach it?
>> I know that for the most part, kids aren't too bothered if their software is
> free as in speech, so I won't be highlighting that part of the argument.
>> What'ya reckon? Lots of flashy eye candy? Free as in beer?
That's a very tough one!
The "Open Source" aspect would appeal only to those "geeks" who are
familiar with programming, but probably worth mentioning anyway. The
"Free" bit might appeal to a few others.
Apart from eye-candy issues, and suitable apps, etc, as covered by
others in the thread already, I think you might get a few "WOWs" if you
mention the power and popularity of some of the well-known FOSS apps and
orgs - Linux, Google, Android, Wikipedia, OpenOffice, Red Hat, Server
farms, Web Hosters, etc, etc...
If you have a little time to spare, I have about 15 links (but,
unfortunately, no other details) to "Open Source in Schools" at
http://www.kennedysoftware.ie/opensrc.htm. A quick "gander" through them
might be worthwhile.
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