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From Tim Williams <william...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Presentations
Date Mon, 02 Aug 2010 11:56:11 GMT
On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 5:20 AM, Christian Grobmeier <grobmeier@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> I don't know if this topic has been discussed before or if I missed if
> its aready there. But before a few weeks I had to explain to my
> customer "what actually open source is". I have started to create some
> slides myself, after I found nothing on the a.org sites. Then I was
> aware of:
>
> * http://opensource.org/osi-open-source-education#presentations_developed_by_osi
>
> which is pretty good for explaining open source.
> However, my customer was doing stuff mostly in Java and so ASF
> projects were used. He was esspecially interested in the ASF licensing
> model, in "what people are working there" and in "what actually is the
> ASF". I have done some slides, but I think this could be done better
> if we would develop some official resources together.
>
> Of course some might say, that people who are not connected to the ASF
> could use this official ASF slides. But they will talk about the same
> things, just without ASF slides. And hopefully good slides help also
> to clean up with some misunderstandings. Additionally we can make sure
> that things, which are important to the ASF, like meritocracy are
> pointed out in a good way and not only with one sentence between
> coffee and cookie.
>
> That being said, I would love to have the chance to take some official
> slides when I get to my customer next time. Is there anybody who feels
> the same?

Definitely.  I was just poking around this weekend seeing if a
standard slide deck were out there but found nothing but extremely
dated material.  I think a good one would cover lots of ground and be
easily tailorable - preferably in an open format (e.g. HTML:).  I'm
willing to help pull something together if nothing exists already.

--tim

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