[Ambassadors] Re: Student partnership program. Extending fedora mentor program to students.

Kushal Das kushaldas at gmail.com
Fri Jun 20 04:50:01 UTC 2008

On Thursday 19 June 2008 11:01:17 pm ankur sinha wrote:
> i agree.. it will be easier  to extend to us college folk.. although
> atleast introduction to school levels should be done.. itll help people  in
> starting earlier and theyll atleast be aware of  the existence of Open
> source.. Most students here are not even aware of such software until they
> actually enter college.. i am an example..With respect to wine ... You cant
> really expect a sudden shift from an entire life of windows to Fedora
> instantaneously..it can be highly frustatingj just setting up a fedora
> system with everything functional..
Eh!! When , why and how !!!!
> Also being able to run games etc will 
> be an incentive.. A lot of people refrain from using Linux because they use
> software that "cannot" be run on it.. Using wine will show them that we can
> run windows software and more than that... They will start with it and with
> passing time find Linux open source software that is as good if not better
> than what theyve been using all their lives...regards, -
Why do we need to show them Windows software ? We should always show the FOSS 
alternatives. Unless we guide the newbies properly they will be always in a 
state of uncertainty where to start using FOSS in their life. Fedora is 
always a very good entry point , I ask the students to start using it first. 
Then go ahead and learn the basics of developments.

Fedora Ambassador, India
http://dgplug.org (Linux User Group of Durgapur)

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