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Re: [vox] Open Source talk at MOCC


It was really intresting presentation.I did not attend
it live but read the slides.

I'm curious about one thing in OSS in the field of
Software Architecture design, analysis. Design and
analysis require good requirements and well organised
planning and design.

Do you think open source will be able to contribute in
this field? 

I currently did not find any tools for this purpose
except for some tools to help with UML.

Thanks in advance.


--- Bill Kendrick <nbs@sonic.net> wrote:
> My talk on Open Source and Linux at the Mission Oaks
> Computer Club seemed
> to go quite well today.
> People were genuinely interested in OpenOffice.org,
> and I gave out
> EVERY LAST COPY I had on-hand (prob. around 20-25
> discs)!
> That wasn't even enough!
> Surprisingly, I gave all but one copy of _Knoppix_ I
> had, too!
> They didn't move right away, but once I re-explained
> just what the disc was,
> the hands started going up to grab a copy. :^)
> Before my presentation, a woman from a local school
> district(?) came to
> hand out brochures and schedules for adult classes,
> and spoke about the
> various introductory computing, and senior-oriented
> computing classes they
> offer.
> One thing she mentioned is that their computer labs
> all have Windows 2000
> and Office XP, and they use a book on MS Word for
> their first couple of
> 'basics' courses.
> A fellow in the audience asked if they offer
> discount copies of Office XP,
> which they don't, although apparently you can go to
> CompUSA, say
> "I'm a student," and get it for the reduced price.
> She was under the weather, and couldn't stay for my
> part of the talk,
> but I gave her a copy of OOo and a card, with the
> hopes that they may
> consider switching.  At that point, they can GIVE
> AWAY the software!
> I'm going to see if I can get in touch with her
> proactively
> (goin' on the "OOoffensive"? ;^) ) to suggest it
> outright. ;^)
> The only 'negative' feedback I got from the talk was
> a fellow who first
> was asking how the world was supposed to work if
> noone got paid for software.
> Hard question to respond to with limited time! :^) 
> He also had concern
> that Open Source software has pirated code.  Well,
> there are a lot of reasons
> why that'd be _hard_, for one... but even so, how's
> that different from
> non-Open-Source, y'know? :^)
> Fortunately, most of the rest of the audience wanted
> to 'move on.' :^)
> Anyway, I had fun!  Slides are online:
>   http://www.lugod.org/presentations/mocc-oss/
> -bill!
> bill@newbreedsoftware.com                          
> Got kids?  Get Tux Paint! 
> http://newbreedsoftware.com/bill/      
> http://newbreedsoftware.com/tuxpaint/
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