[ubuntu-studio-devel] Would Ubuntu Studio Team be Interested in Partnering with New England Conservatory?

Devin Ulibarri pikurasa at yahoo.com
Fri May 27 19:38:14 UTC 2016


I am a music teacher and one of my gigs is teaching for New England
Conservatory (NEC) in Boston, MA.

I dream of bringing free/libre software to the school for a number of
reasons, and am coming up with a strategy for what would be most
effective. My thought is a partnership of some sort between Ubuntu
Studio and NEC might be worth looking into. My colleagues are willing to
listen to me an the idealogical reasons why bringing software libre to
the school would be nice, but the conversation always ends with "Okay,
that was a great talk, but now what? How do we actualize all these great
ideas you preach?"

Does anyone have ideas on how to do this?

If we can get a game plan together, I am confident that I could get an
in-person meeting with the president or one of the deans at the school.

Things NEC would be interested in:
* Pedagogical Implications (I can help with this greatly. I helped
develop Music Blocks software with Sugar Labs, for example. musicblocks.net)
* Price savings (of course)
* Having their name on something (maybe copyright on some sound-fonts
that faculty help to create)
* A greater association that their school is "with the times" tech-wise
(unlike Berklee, NEC is stuck in middle-ages tech-wise and struggles
with its image in this area to a great degree)

Any Additional thoughts? Is this a project that Ubuntu Studio would be
interested in taking on?


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