[TriLUG] support for switching to Linux, esp. for schools
cristobalpalmer at gmail.com
Wed Mar 1 16:43:20 EST 2006
What's DPE? Did you mean DPI?
Let me see if I understand you: she should draw up a detailed plan
that is likely to get approval and, if that gets approved, try to
substitute Open Source solutions for the proprietary ones in the plan?
Perhaps you meant that the idea of getting Open Source into the school
is not one that is likely to happen at all because it must be cleared
by the board?
I failed to mention in my original email one of the driving factors
behind this: the school is a dual-immersion Spanish-English school.
Among other things, this means investing in more software. If Linux
can help _any_ school, I think this is the one.
Anybody else have stories to share, input to offer?
On 3/1/06, Ryan Leathers <ryan.leathers at globalknowledge.com> wrote:
> 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:
> > http://www2.chccs.k12.nc.us/education/components/whatsnew/default.php?sectiondetailid=8599&id=291&viewType=detail
> > but haven't heard anything recently. Anybody?
> > TIA,
> > CMP
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> > Cristobal M. Palmer
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Cristobal M. Palmer
UNC-CH SILS Student
cristobalpalmer at gmail.com
cmpalmer at ils.unc.edu
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