Linux (and Ubuntu) advocacy in Canada and USA

MF MagicFab at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 02:43:02 UTC 2005


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Apologies for cross-posting, but I think this is of interest to the
Marketing Team too. This applies mostly to NorthAmerica.

It's interesting another thread on FACIL's mailing list
(www.facil.qc.ca) made me discover the MSDNAA program, an initiative
to bring free MS licenses to students accross NorthAmerica - I see
this model easily replicated around the world to make sure every
single student and teacher has access to legal licenses of MS
products. It started this August and now most all colleges and
universities are in it.

Some links:

MSDNAA Canada:
http://www.msdnaa.net/canada/

MSDN Academic Alliance Program Facts Sheet
http://www.msdnaa.net/search/SchoolSearchIntl.aspx

MSDNAA School Search:
http://www.msdnaa.net/search/SchoolSearchIntl.aspx

At least in Quebec province, they've gotten all the Comp. Sci. and
Engineering departments of all the universities I know about:
Montreal, HEC, ETS, Concordia, McGill, UQAM, Laval, Sherbrooke,
Chicoutimi, Trois-Rivières.

I'd say we could / should focus some efforts there. There's contact
information for ALL the individuals responsible for the program on
each campus. What's the best way to go about this ?

At some point I mentioned to Corey (at UBZ) that it was strange that
communities accross canada like Linux.ca didn't pick up much interest
(or even became communities at all). Somehow I feel differently about
Ubuntu-CA.

Cheers,

Fabian Rodriguez
https://launchpad.net/people/magicfab
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