Chris Tyler has setup Teaching Open Source, with an aim to establish a collaboration point between various efforts around open source education. Why do we need another open source advocacy site? Like David Humphrey says,
If you’ve spent any amount of time working in open source and education you’ll know what I mean when I say that there is currently too much duplication of effort: everyone has their own mailing list, wiki, planet, etc (I’m registered on about a dozen). This makes it hard for us all to “meet” and work on things together. Wouldn’t it be better if we had a light-weight hub so we could all see one another and share ideas? We think so.
The biggest hurdle for adopting open source today is misconceptions, arising mostly from rumours and half-baked information. I hope that through this we can also create a central repository which businesses and individuals can use to see how others are effectively using open source and realize its benefits.