|FROM ||From: "Steve Milo"
|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] Linux boxes at Brooklyn College computer lab.
I dont understand this at all. Who is volunteering here? Who do you think
lacks the skills? Brooklyn College has some of the best programming students
in the city if not the country. An opportunity for the students to sharpen
their IT skills in a real world environment would prove exponentially
beneficial to them and the faculty. Hiring a contractor whose only interest
is to earn a buck would not bring the same benefits. What you suggest goes
against the basics of Free Software and I am surprised you suggested something
The impression I get from this reply says that you feel that absolutely no one
who is not certified should touch a computer. To me that strikes of a
proprietary software model environment.
Where does beer even come into the picture?
On Wed, 6 Oct 2004 12:41:13 -0400, Adam Kosmin wrote
> I don't understand this at all. If the school is serious, why haven't
> they hired someone who has the skills needed to get the job done? An
> unskilled volunteer creates two harmful impressions:
> 1. Free Software labor is cheap and in most cases, free (as in beer).
> 2. Free Software is not ready because the unskilled volunteer
> couldn't get the job done.
> " Gentlemen, I am forging ahead without Rob's assistance on this.
> " I have been given the opportunity to install Suse 9.1 on a row of machines
> " here. I will do it how I see fit and evolve from there. Monday I
> am sitting " down with two of the managers and will be basing my
> documentation on the " questions and concerns they voice. " Should
> Rob or anyone else be able to set aside time to help I will listen.
> " Till then. " " " Onward, " Steve M " " PS. Is Dave Poleshuck
> within earshot of this mailing list? " PS2. Hello " " 'Bye bye' --Touci
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