Feedback from Dec 2021 Meeting

Feedback from December’s monthly meeting (next online meeting Tues 1st Feb at 15:00 as link in group profile):

1. Was a fairly quick meeting but we agreed, as with last year, we’ll skip the Jan 4th meeting, so next meeting with be first Tues in Feb.
2. SAOSS Twitter – we noted we are not getting the retweet’s and likes we want to see from the few posts we do and which inc The Presidency and others. It makes our effort look bad as no support is seen. It is suggested therefore that any SAOSS members with Twitter accounts, please activate notifications for the SAOSS account so they are alerted to tweets to be retweeted. It is only two or so tweets per month.
3. Kubernetes as a MIOS cloud standard – Karl will go see Richard at SITA in Jan.
4. Establishing a FOSS special interest group for GITOC – Aslam to speak to Nhlanhla (Deon Nel already expressed willingness to discuss with Nhlanhla) – pending feedback.
5. Right to Repair – Danie will convey to GITOC TTT to have it added as an agenda point on their meeting.
6. We also discussed some other issues (carried over) that are not for action right now but we’ll keep them on as discussion points:
6.1 Enterprise Architecture – Mohamed raises importance of it determining direction and FOSS awareness legislation, MIOS, etc but often external parties are just contracted to complete it for Depts and Entities. Keu is on this group and can be involved in this.
6.2 IT in schools – the fact that Delphi is still being taught, whilst Python is so popular and even presented by Microsoft says Karl. It is possibly something that can be taken up within the FOSS special interest group.

Author: Danie van der Merwe

Worked at SA Police and then SITA for a total of 35 years before taking retirement. My passions now are promoting open source software, green environment tech, and blogging about gadgets and technology.

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