[ubuntu-uk] [uk-marketing] Writing for your local rag
nik at reducedhackers.com
Sun Jul 15 08:56:03 BST 2007
Im fairly fortunate in that I am a Parish Councillor for Roffey North.
As a result I get the opportunity to provide some input into content and
conversations in the local parish newspaper, thuogh i am in no way an
editor or would intend to use it as a "platform" . We also have a local
"open access" Internet room at the Parish Hall ( heh I sound quite
parochial here ! ) which I hope will be happy to carry some OSS CDs for
people to take away.
Pretty much every town and village in the UK has some form of local
governance that will consist of community members and they may be very
much unaware of what Open Source software is doing and how well it works.
If you ( like Alan ) are feeling that you are getting blocked by one
method of access whilst talking about OSS then you might consider
talking to your parish councilors about the possibility of providing OSS
software to the community. There are so many ways to approach our own
local communities ( in the non OSS term ) that every one of us here must
have some experiences of what has worked.
Bear in mind though that what fails or was a problem for one person may
really take off and work well for another so dont let someones stories
of failures and problems deter you from having a go, were all different
in our approaches and successes.
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