Re: academic alliances or the like
On 2016-04-06 17:09, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 8:17 PM, Morten Bo Nielsen wrote:
>> I am searching for a way to cooperate with the Debian project.
>> Have there ever been thoughts on doing a Debian "academic alliance"
>> style partnerships?
> I don't recall any discussion around these themes.
>> My wish list
>> 1) a contact person that could help me find relevant local/regional
>> companies that use Debian
> We have a list of companies using Debian on the website:
> There are also some companies and individuals doing Debian consulting:
>> 2) course material that makes it easy for me to teach linux from a
>> Debian point of view
> We don't really have teaching material AFAIK, but perhaps some of our
> user and developer documentation is useful to you:
>> 3) some organizational structure where my students can contribute on
>> their level
> There are lots of opportunities for students and other newcomers to
> contribute in various ways depending on their skill set. Probably the
> most relevant here are the Outreachy and Google Summer of Code
> internship programs. In addition, the how-can-i-help package can point
> out issues that might be suitable for newcomers to tackle as well as
> issues relating to the system it is installed on.
Thanks for all the feedback.
I will spend some time going through your suggested links and other
Debian related resources. There is a lot, and maybe it will not be hard
work to compile and gift wrap a "Linux from scratch using Debian"
course. As Ian suggests (cheekily...), it is a good candidate for a
course that the students contribute to and help to find relevant
material. I will get back to you, if/when I have looked into it.
My biggest issue is related to how to find industry partners. Debian
doesn't keep a record of it and keeping track of persons/companies
doing downloads/updates is not something we want, so we will have do
I don't have good ideas right now, but it is important for me to be able
to document to my boss and collegues that Debian is relevant for the
Morten Bo Nielsen
ass. professor, IT engineering
University of applied sciences