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Re: [DotGNU]Some thoughts about DotGNU

From: Seth Johnson
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]Some thoughts about DotGNU
Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2002 13:12:47 -0400

Targetting the universities is very very important to the
FSF mission.  They are the ones who know about information
freedom, but who have been coopted by the Bayh-Dole Act
since 1980.

Seth Johnson

Peter Minten wrote:
> #ifdef SPEECH
> * I've been doing some thinking about how to improve our marketshare. MS
> uses Rotor to target the universities at the moment, I believe we should
> do the same. We have some great programs that are stable, innovative and
> a lot cheaper than what the propietary software firms have to offer. If
> we can put together books with explanations and exercises around these
> programs we could turn some of the universities into our direction.
> There would be some other advantages too, just consider a philosophy
> chapter in every book :-).
> I don't think writing these books is too hard to do, the needed
> expertise is already in the project, we just need to put what we already
> know on paper so that new generations can profit from that. We also have
> the right technologies to get a good interaction with the universities
> (Forum is simply designed for this :-) so that the feedback can help
> improve our software.
> I know this idea is something new and strange, but if we can offer some
> education today, we will be a lot stronger tomorrow.
> #endif //SPEECH
> Greetings,
> Peter
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