[TOS] TOS Summit

adam hyde adam at flossmanuals.net
Thu Oct 1 09:00:51 UTC 2009


On Wed, 2009-09-30 at 22:52 -0400, Chris Tyler wrote:
> Taking this to the list...
> On Tue, 2009-09-29 at 16:32 -0400, Greg DeKoenigsberg wrote:
> > So looking at this page...
> > 
> > http://teachingopensource.org/index.php/TOSS09

this looks great! wish wish wish i could come. 

on a related issue...FM is working now with several edu orgs, including
Goldsmiths in London and OIT (NZ), to get open source textbooks off the
ground. My feeling is that many of the FM manuals get used already in
various educational institutes, but we wish to do a more public action
to inspire others. Also, sorry, I hope this is not considered spam, but
I think its related to TOS - FM will also dist a free textbook (in
newsprint which is super cheap) about design using free software
(scribus, inkscape, gimp etc) at the fcforum...

the text book is excellent :

at the fcforum we will dist the spanish version :

Maybe a rep from TOS should also go to this?

good luck with the summit :))


> > 
> > ...it looks like we're a ways away from having a good plan.  Greg Kesden 
> > from CMU was originally on the hook for organizing, but it doesn't look 
> > like much has been done.  Haven't even seen any advertising on it, and 
> > I've been getting private emails saying "so is it happening, and will it 
> > be worth my time?"
> > 
> > What's the story?  Who's driving?  What are the panels?  Who's on them? 
> > What's the paid attendance?  And so on.
> It's definitely true that no one has had the free cycles available to
> drive this (and I know I can't in the way I'd like, due to FSOSS/TOSW
> and other activity).
> My take on is that we have some good space, we have stuff that we need
> to talk about, we have a small number of people committed to being there
> (10 at this point), and we have dinner booked (we're going to join the
> FSOSS speakers). We should get together in some form or another, whether
> it ends up looking more like a steering committee, a small barcamp, or a
> big shindig.
> So I'd say we're 'on', let's sort the details -- either on the list or
> during the call on Monday -- and do it, even if in a scaled-back form.
> -Chris
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