[TriLUG] support for switching to Linux, esp. for schools
ryan.leathers at globalknowledge.com
Wed Mar 1 16:20:55 EST 2006
Tell her to get in touch with DPE and set up an appointment to discuss
her school's tech plan. Before anything else happens, the tech plan
needs to be in line. It almost certainly does not include any language
favorable to the use of Linux in particular or open source in general.
On the other hand, it very likely includes specific MS product titles in
the plan. The tech plan has to be in line and approved before any work
like this can get off the ground.
On Wed, 2006-03-01 at 14:33 -0500, Cristobal Palmer wrote:
> A recent thread and a slashdot entry got me to wondering: who around
> here would/could do initial setup and/or ongoing support for switching
> a school to Linux. My mom is the principal of an elementary school in
> Greensboro. Who should she call up if she wants to get her school
> switched? Keep in mind that she'd have to sell the idea to her boss,
> so me (her son, a student) doing it wouldn't fly.
> I know there are some great web resources and distros out there (eg.
> edubuntu, http://www.ltsp.org/ ), but who are the people who could
> make it happen locally?
> Any redhatters wanna pipe up on what you guys offer?
> http://www.redhat.com/en_us/USA/home/solutions/education/ didn't tell
> me too much.
> Anybody have an Edubuntu success story?
> Some time back I watched TechCoaches.org get up and moving with a
> LiveCD project for home use:
> but haven't heard anything recently. Anybody?
> Cristobal M. Palmer
> UNC-CH SILS Student
> cristobalpalmer at gmail.com
> cmpalmer at ils.unc.edu
> "Television-free since 2003"
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