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RE: [vox-outreach] Speaker possibility as GTC



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Kendrick [mailto:nbs@sonic.net] 
> Sent: Monday, April 26, 2004 2:30 PM
> To: LUGOD Outreach
> Subject: [vox-outreach] Speaker possibility as GTC
> 
> 
> 
> GTC has a set of presentation topics they'd like exhibitors 
> to present on. (I believe the deadline to suggest one's own 
> topic has passed a few months
> ago.)
> 
> One of them is:
> 
>   "The Business Case For and Against Open Source for Your Agency"
> 
> 
> Which sounds perfect for LUGOD!
> 
> Anyone interested in doing such a talk?  If so, let us know 
> ASAP so we can tell the GTC coordinators!


I am willing, but just to be perfectly clear, this really isn't like our
usual: "Linux is cool! You should use it!" ... now is it?  I imagine they
are expecting something brewed up for the IT Administrator; a presentation
that compares Open Source and Microsft on all levels (kind of like all those
recent biased Microsoft-sponsored surveys regarding Microsoft vs. Linux
deployment in enterprise environments?):

- costs (purchasing, maintaining, training, etc.)
- licensing/ability to customize
- ease of implementation/installation/setup
- IT support staff training/ability to maintain
- user training/ease of use
- any other suggestions...? :)

And just another note: the title states for AND against Open Source... so to
deliver a fair and equitable presentation, I would have to utter blaspehous
words, words against (gasp!) open source...? ;-)

I am willing to commit to this in the absence of a more qualified speaker
and upon confirmation of date and time.


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