---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Kush <be_a_sport@xxxxxxxxxx> Date: Sep 30, 2006 2:50 AM Subject: Re: [Fsf-friends] Software Freedom Day To: Principal Support List of FSF-India <fsf-friends@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Nice report. Maybe to take this further and have long lasting impact what is really needed is that the FLOSS cell have 1 some sort of monthly followup and strong linkages with some champions from the teaching faculty at those 2 schools.
2 Help build champions/leaders --Also allowing enthusiastic teachers/students to join or make some local user linux user group mailing list will really help them to remain connected.
3 I hope somehow the FLOSS cell can think of implementing a EACH ONE TEACH ONE system where a new learner takes another 2 learners under him/her and imparts training in whatever he/she has learnt. That makes the learner learn more thoughly because when one teaches, one has to study extra hard.
4 I hope the FLOSS cell can give/get some donations of even outdated (by a few years) technical books to the schools' FLOSS cell. A library of books is very very helpful. Plus they need to have motivational books such as Rebel code, Just for fun by linus torvalds, cathedral and the bazaar, etc etc just to understand the opensource culture/history.
5 Having a game of exploring some new software on the ubuntu distribution related to what the school needs --such as library software or administration software etc etc and giving a talk on what they found once a month will really help the students.
6 Access to one of the tech magazines--even old issues will help them stay current.
7 asking and thinking about (setting up feedback mechanisms for continuous improvement) how to popularise sharing of technology with students --keeping in touch how others (schools/teachers/enthusiasts( have done these things (best practices sharing)
8 putting them on such a project --building an open source rapid dissemination and inculcation enabling web project. setting up a measurement system per school--how many new people given a demonstration about open source, %age of people at newbie level, intermediate level etc etc --statistical monitoring and planning/review.
9 setting up open competitions/quiz/project between schools(or even within same school) and popularising such events.
We conducted the Software Freedom day in a good manner. Here is the report and some photos.
FLOSS Cell College of Engineering Chengannur
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