[oclug] Am I hitting the list?
jjrboucher at gmail.com
Fri Mar 30 10:21:07 EDT 2007
> Yes. Maybe you just don't have any takers on Toaster suggestion. Too bad
> as it is a good idea though it doesn't seem to be catching those with
> the necessary manual and technical skills.
Thanks. That explains it. I don't get my own messages to the list in
my INBOX I guess unless someone replies to them (not sure if that's
because of gmail). When I checked the archives online I didn't see it
there either so was convinced I wasn't hitting the list.
Maybe the Freedom Toaster suggestion is getting discussed behind the
scenes before someone expresses a position in a reply to the list on
behalf of OCLUG.
The Freedom Toaster site has guides to walk you through the various
steps of setting one up. I haven't read through all the guides. But I
gathered that they were designed to be as easy as possible to set up.
Two big hurdles to the project is funding for it and putting together
a team to set it up and maintain it. But as I heard at a conference
once, "Don't tell me something can't be done because .... Tell me
that it can be done if ..." The first one shuts the door on the idea.
The second one opens it. This project can be done if ... we get the
necessary funding/equipment, put together an installation team, put
together a PR team, and put together an ongoing maintenance team.
Responsibilities and skill set required of the installation team would
differ from the maintenance team. The PR team would be tasked with
identifying a suitable venue and then doing up press releases
announcing the launch, thus maximizing chances of success (i.e. public
usage) as well as proper positive media exposure for OCLUG (and its
partners if applicable).
But I guess the question before we even start is "Is there a demand
for such an initiative?"
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