Monday, March 06, 2006

Open Source in Higher Education

Ray Warouw mentioned he would be in Canberra next week, so I arranged for him to give a seminar at the ANU. All welcome, no need to book:

Seminar Announcement

Department of Computer Science, FEIT
The Australian National University

Date: Friday, 17 March 2006
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Venue: Room N101, CSIT Building [108]

Speaker: Ray Warouw, Project Team Leader, MELCOE

Title: An introduction to ASK-OSS


Uptake of open source software (OSS) in Research, Education and Business environments is rapidly increasing and evolving. Education about OSS is becoming key to positioning OSS effectively within an organisation and future strategy. The Australia Service for Knowledge in Open Source Software (ASK-OSS) has been established as the national advisory service on OSS for Higher Education Research by the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST). My talk will be presented from the HE perspective and is intended as an introduction to our service, what we do, and why we exist. Further to this I will present the current issues we see existing in OSS adoption. See:


Ray is the Research Centre Manager for MELCOE. Ray has 14 years of professional software development experience in open source and proprietary environments spanning research, education and commercial industries. Ray is named as a Partner Investigator on the current "Unlocking IP - Expanding public rights and the public domain in Australian copyright" ARC linkage grant application (which includes MELCOE as a partner), and is active and participating in the arrangement of information events for the Australian open source community. He is also experienced in e-research and e-learning infrastructure design, construction and deployment.

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