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Creating FOSS Allies Through Volunteerism

May 26, 2009, 23:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christian Einfeldt)

"But for every person or institution out there too intimidated by change, too suspicious of anything that's labeled "free", too brainwashed by advertising, or just too busy to think about doing anything different -- for each of those there's another person who's not only FOSS-fluent, but also enthusiastic, dedicated, and just a trifle selfless. What follows is a story about FOSS migration and volunteerism, which takes place in an environment of a complexity virtually unknown anywhere else. Home to brilliant minds and extraordinary levels of determination, guts and know-how, dedicated to all the highest aims of our free society; this institution is at the same time often mired in budgetary shortfall, bureaucratic delay and, perhaps most pervasive, crushing fatigue. We're talking about a place where too few of us, once liberated, ever dare venture again -- let alone actually enter and try to change anything. That's right; we're talking about the Public School System."

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