aledm at qix.co.uk
Wed Jun 18 13:07:29 BST 2003
On Wed, 18 Jun 2003, Paul Robinson wrote:
>Absolutely. One of my "plans" involves approaching manufacturers with an
>easy OEM build. In return, they make a voluntary contribution to either the
>FreeBSD foundation or an organisation here in the UK that is then able to
>invest in hiring of programmers to work full-time on FBSD.
>> Another point: I would never have learnt there were alternatives to the
>> way most people work (win/mac) if things were too "easy".
>Fair enough. That's a training exercise though. Give them X with OpenOffice,
>KDE, etc. and within 10 years you have a whole new load of kernel hackers.
One of the best targets then would be the academic/schools supply sector
through the NGfL approved suppliers and the purchasing agencies.
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