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Re: Growing FSFE Re: [Fsfe-uk] BBC's DRM Iplayer windows only

From: Richard Smedley
Subject: Re: Growing FSFE Re: [Fsfe-uk] BBC's DRM Iplayer windows only
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2008 11:43:29 +0000

On Wed, 2008-01-09 at 10:59 +0000, Alex Hudson wrote:
> The slightly wider question of what we should do with the AFFS is
> something I've been meaning to bring up on this list for a while, 

Start a new thread, we're listening ;)

> I'm not sure I can speak for other companies too much, but my impression
> is that training in the UK for anything related to free software is
> pretty much very quiet. For programming language training it seems to be
> viable, and for some specific web apps, but aside from that it's pretty
> tough - I'm pretty sure one UK org. found it couldn't even give training
> away if it was offered for free in many instances.

Our training is offered only within the third sector, and there
we're quite busy with user training (FOSS Desktop, Scribus, etc.),
and a little IT Strategy training. With the latter the problem is
that the people who most need it are least likely to take it,
so we have to partner with their funders for a carrot and stick
approach :-/

On the admin side The PILOTs [1] will be launching in a few weeks,
giving a framework for training accidental techies and other
small org admins in *nix networks :-)


 - Richard

[1] http://www.thepilots.org/   - site is a little behind current work.

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