[oclug] OT: funding source?
thevillagegeek at gmail.com
Sat Dec 12 00:03:19 EST 2009
A friend just sent me a link to information on the Eastern Ontario
Development Fund (EODF), which has $80 million or so to help fund job
creation and economic development projects in the region. Considering
the Ottawa area is, or at least was, a major tech cluster, there
should be opportunities in this, if only through companies and
programs that pursue and get funding. Free software should be part of
the mix, indirectly through services to those that get the funding, or
with some sort of Centre of Excellence or the like, under the banner
of technology leadership and advancing education. Could something be
done in partnership with one of the colleges, especially in the
smaller communities? Perhaps something with one of the First Nations?
Failing that, I'm sure some of the employers of people on this list
could use funds for projects.
Just putting the idea out there for discussion, lest it be lost in
obscurity and the chance pass us by. Thoughts, anyone?
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