[PLUG] Gnunify 07?
stargazer.dave at gmail.com
Tue Dec 5 07:02:49 PST 2006
On 12/5/06, Rohan Dighe <linuxdominatrix at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have mainly seen at student level, usually they go onn building the
> same projects during their academics like (student registration
> system, library system, hotel mgmt system) instead if they could get
> on to some real work like say
> contributing to some linux distributions say Fedora, Ubuntu... or say
> Mozilla. Usually all these websites have a HelpWanted page !
> Contribution in that manner would be a lot more helpful to them as
> well as US !!
For a student (IMHO) demonstrable results are better. Their profs'
leanings are an unknown variable. Moreover, most of these people
would be doing a wizard-based project anyway. Visual Studio, anyone?
I know some MCA students in Sinhgad Instt. who were curious about
Linux. Mostly they are interested in the networking aspect. I gave
them some Ubuntu CDs, but I wish I could have educated them more.
Sometimes, when you start talking about Linux, people start to have
that glazed look in their eyes.
What (I believe) is required is a more grassroots approach - educate
tomorrow's decision makers today. Get them to appreciate and
acknowledge Linux from their first year in college. Two or three die
hard enthusiasts per class could be enough.
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