[ubuntu-uk] [Marketing] How to increase OSS Exposure
rob at esdelle.co.uk
Tue Mar 11 20:27:40 GMT 2008
> On 11/03/2008, andy <andy at zrmt.com> wrote:
>> Does anyone have an ideas how we should go about this?
> An idea came to me while watching TV.
> Channel 5 have this thing called "Your News", maybe we should
> contact them, might not make it in time for anything about Hardy's
> release but might be able to organise something for the release after
>> Is our current
>> growth rate acceptable/sustainable or should we be pushing for increased
>> growth rates?
> More is good.
> One of the main problems is the public sector are locked against us.
> Many of the government agencies require the public to use .doc files
> if you want to fill out stuff online, and there is the lack of
> anything non Microsoft in education :(
Or a very small amount of anything non-Microsoft in education - for
instance the handful of schools running Karoshi, Moodle, LTSP or things
along those lines. I'd say it's probably a small percentage at the moment.
> We need to somehow combat the public sectors insistence that we use Windows.
> We are not even on a level playing field here. FSFE don't appear to
> have do much. I asked them about the BBCs windows only software and
> they said it wasn't a priority. The UK is under-represented.
Might be worth e-mailing the Open Source Consortium about it, they seem
to be interested in doing things - just look at the big stink they quite
rightly kicked up about the iPlayer. What gets me is that they're
supporting the iPod Touch & iPhone before Linux!!!
Surely there's more Linux & Mac users out there than iPhone/iPod Touch
> Oh well.
There's a fair few of us doing different bits and pieces, although
sometimes it can be disheartening that the word isn't getting across. :-(
>  http://www.fivetvonline.tv/your-news.php
>  http://www.ico.gov.uk/complaints/data_protection.aspx
I'll have a look at the links later, maybe the Five News idea might be a
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