[Scottish] Open source advocacy with Indymedia Scotland

Steven Murdoch scottish+Steven.Murdoch at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue Feb 10 14:34:03 GMT 2004

Due to Bob Kerr's excellent work on getting Open Source CDs into
libraries and other Open Source advocacy projects I thought that some
ScotLUG members might be interested in publicising the benefits of
Open Source.

One possible channel would be Indymedia, who are an global collection
of groups producing independent news. There is one such group in
Scotland, and their site is at:

Posting news related to open source onto their newswire would get a
fair amount of readership among non-ScotLUG people, and there is also
the option for someone to write a feature, which would be put in the
middle column on the site. This would be up for longer and get a much
larger readership.

The advantages of this for ScotLUG would be some more (good)
publicity for Linux and introducing ScotLUG to new people, both in
Scotland and further afield. Also the cooperation with Indymedia
members who have complimentary skills to those of ScotLUG members
might be useful for future joint work.

There is some information about the Indymedia Scotland at:
and the editorial policy at:

For some previous technology features have a look at:

If you have and comments or questions then please let me know.

Steven Murdoch.

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