guite to incorporate vendor independent IT skills (was: Online workspace for the Dutch team)

maurice mho at
Fri Jan 20 11:13:27 CET 2012

2012/1/17 Guido Arnold <guido at>:
> Hello Jan,
> On Wed, Jan 04, 2012 at 05:25:53PM +0100, Jan Stedehouder wrote:
>> >
>> I would have to check my mail archives, but we discussed the possibility of
>> drafting a guide for educational institutions on how to incorporate
>> vendor-independent IT-skills in their curricula. And you thought it was
>> something the Edu-team could pick up. We didn't discuss a timeline, but I
>> believe it would be a great deliverable for Documentfreedom Day 2012.
> Sorry, I can't recall that and also couldn't find anything in my
> archive, but that doesn't mean much, because there were a lot of
> things going on and I was sitting at various machines.
> So, a "Guide for edu institutions on how to incorporate
> vendor-independent IT-skills in their curricula" is what we need. That
> sounds like an awful lot of work :)

Together with a colleague I wrote something like that! Jan asked me a
couple of weeks ago to turn it into English. It is a Dutch article printed
in the NIOC proceedings of 2011. I'm at work now, so I will look into this

> Not being able to remember the previous discussion about it, I only
> have a very fuzzy picture on how such a guide should look like. It
> seems to me that there might be quite some overlap with the work on
> the whitepaper for alternatives. If the work can easily cut into
> pieces and there are enough volunteers to grab one, it may be doable,
> otherwise, looking at the resources at hand, DFD is quite ambitious
> Greetings,
> Guido
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