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Veteran, 17, extols virtues of FOSS

Jan 24, 2010, 04:02 (1 Talkback[s])
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"At 17, Elizabeth Garbee is quite a veteran of the various Linux conferences, having spoken at the Australian conference thrice, beginning in 2005 in Canberra.

"She's also been to Brazil and Japan, presenting papers with all the seriousness of a much older person, yet bringing to bear the perspective of a teenager.

"Her talk at yesterday's Libre Graphics miniconference, part of the 11th Australian national Linux conference , was titled "How to use FOSS tools to pay for college." lizabeth Garbee

"In the end, the title didn't exactly match the content - but that wasn't the point of her talk. The whole focus was the fact that the skills she has acquired by being part of the FOSS community for a number of years will stand her in very good stead at college"

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