If you want to pitch open source sofware to your management, go directly for the heart: show them this open source equivalent to Powerpoint!
As a case in point, I used this software to create the following slideshow:
based on my conference notes from the informative Project Planning tech session.
The elevator pitch:
- opensource, standards based. Only requires a browser. No costly, proprietary software necessary.
- Authored using only intutively formatted text files!
- A fast, easy way to go from conference notes… to getting the word out!
The presentation above was created using the following text file.
For additional information, see: Easy Slideshows using reST and S5
Note: I discovered this tool as a result of checking out Jacob Smullyan’s (from WNYC.org) del.icio.us bookmarks – another case for using existing tools for collaborating as a network.