UniOpenSrc -- University use of Open Source Software


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Discussion list about Open Source Software in a University Environment. Initially restricted to University of Western Australia Technical-Contacts but now open.The purpose of the list is to act as a clearing house for knowledge about open source application and system software relevant to the University environment, especially UWA. Low-cost software may also be considered for discussion. It promotes the idea that there may be software "out there" which performs adequately, tasks which are otherwise performed by expensive proprietary software; and which can be scrutinised to check safety for data entrusted to it.

Encouraged: Experiences (+ve, -ve) in trialling or using open source products. ____ Queries regarding availability of software to perform function "x".____URL s or other references to critiques of Open Source in general, and reviews of specific products. ____ Experiences (+ve, -ve) on using proprietary application software on open source system software, for example application "x" running on wine on Linux.____ Addresses of local ftp/http mirrors for open source software; UWA has Debian Linux and Star- and Open-Office for example.____ Trimming of previous poster's mail if sending one in reply.

Discouraged (we want the list to have a high signal/noise ratio): Microsoft-bashing ____Flaming ____Linux "distro wars" :-)____ HTML in mail to the list____ Attachments - please send URLs instead.

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