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Re: [vox-outreach] Speaker possibility as GTC

Just last month, Edward Elliott gave a Linux in business talk for a Sac State club. Would it be relevant for GTC? If he is not able to give the talk, are his slides available? It might be a starting point at least.


Trevor Lango wrote:
-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Kendrick [mailto:nbs@sonic.net] Sent: Monday, April 26, 2004 2:30 PM
To: LUGOD Outreach
Subject: [vox-outreach] Speaker possibility as GTC

GTC has a set of presentation topics they'd like exhibitors to present on. (I believe the deadline to suggest one's own topic has passed a few months

One of them is:

"The Business Case For and Against Open Source for Your Agency"

Which sounds perfect for LUGOD!

Anyone interested in doing such a talk? If so, let us know ASAP so we can tell the GTC coordinators!

I am willing, but just to be perfectly clear, this really isn't like our
usual: "Linux is cool! You should use it!" ... now is it?  I imagine they
are expecting something brewed up for the IT Administrator; a presentation
that compares Open Source and Microsft on all levels (kind of like all those
recent biased Microsoft-sponsored surveys regarding Microsoft vs. Linux
deployment in enterprise environments?):

- costs (purchasing, maintaining, training, etc.)
- licensing/ability to customize
- ease of implementation/installation/setup
- IT support staff training/ability to maintain
- user training/ease of use
- any other suggestions...? :)

And just another note: the title states for AND against Open Source... so to
deliver a fair and equitable presentation, I would have to utter blaspehous
words, words against (gasp!) open source...? ;-)

I am willing to commit to this in the absence of a more qualified speaker
and upon confirmation of date and time.

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