[SFD-discuss] Was: FLOSS educational programmes
lucychili at gmail.com
Tue Jan 15 20:36:05 UTC 2008
On Jan 16, 2008 6:31 AM, Pia Waugh <greebo at pipka.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was perusing through sfd-discuss and re-found this and I wanted to renew
> the discussion.
> <quote who="Steve Olive">
> > It is up to us, the Open Source and Free Software Communities, to
> > encourage the use of qualifications that do not focus on a particular
> > brand of software. I also believe that these qualifications should not
> > be prohibitively priced, preventing students, who are often unemployed,
> > from taking the tests. They are better served spending the money on
> > computers and other hardware for use at home so they can better their
> > skills and find employment.
> > Is this something the Software Freedom Day should look into? Registering
> > or certifying skills with software promoted on Software Freedom Day.
> Steve, what exactly do you have in mind here? We could certainly add
> something to the registration process or there is also the possibility of
> aligning with certifications and encouraging teams to do certification
> workshops and exams as part of their Software Freedom Day celebrations which
> would both draw attention to certifications and also get more qualified FOSS
> practitioners into the workforce every year. What do you think?
The ingots competencies are agnostic.
Robyn Manning and Kylie Willison currently use them in South Australia
There is also someone doing training in Mount Gambier
and Noven has done training with his network development in Copley.
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