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.
Tags: beyondbroadcast, beyondbroadcast2007, docutils, ima2007, pubforge, python
Wow, I love this Slideshow thingy! I’ll experiment with it to see how far I can push it. I typically abuse Powerpoint, so this’ll be fun.
Thanks for sharing this John. We should have a wiki space for recommending tools like this for particular purposes, maybe with reviews and examples of what they can do, etc.
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