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Re: [SLUG] Re: RedHat at UOW
- To: Matthew Palmer <mpalmer@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Re: RedHat at UOW
- From: Alan L Tyree <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2005 10:47:35 +1000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Organization: Sage Tutorial Systems Pty Ltd
On Sat, 20 Aug 2005 10:27:23 +1000
Matthew Palmer <mpalmer@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 20, 2005 at 09:51:29AM +1000, Robert Barnett wrote:
> > I have a colleague from Uppsala University, Sweden. He uses ITK/VTK
> > for data processing and manipulation of Medical Images. He currently
> > has a post-doc position which is shared between UOW and a Sydney
> > hospital. He's informed me that UOW would not let him use his RedHat
> > (Fedora Core 3) machine on the campus network because they only
> > allow for approved OSes to connect to the network.
> By UOW, do you mean "University of Wollongong"? (I'm having trouble
> expanding UOW into anything related to Uppsala, but that could be a
> lack of imagination on my part). My personal policy at Wollongong Uni
> was "forgiveness, not permission". Worked like a charm.
> > Does anyone have any ideas about how to appeal this decision/policy?
Tell them it's a Windows machine with a custom made appearance?
> > I
> All that should be necessary is a letter from their supervisor saying
> that the machine is needed for their studies. I've never really
> noticed any huge hatred towards Linux boxen in general (hell, most of
> the CompSci/CompEng labs are at least dual-boot boxen).
> > completed a postgrad course at UOW. In all my time there I never
> > managed to get any response from the IT department with regards to
> > policy.
> You're talking about ITS? The techos there are reasonable enough to
> talk to, but when the hair is pointy, it's *very* pointy.
> - Matt
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