[TriLUG] book for kids on open source philosophy?
igor at igorpartola.com
Thu Jan 19 10:14:38 EST 2012
Though you are asking for books, I thought I'd throw a movie out there:
Revolution OS (http://www.revolution-os.com/) is a pretty accessible,
though somewhat dated look at how GNU and Linux got started. It's a series
of interviews with prominent OSS and FSF figures including RMS, Linus and
Hope that helps.
On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 9:45 AM, Kevin Hunter <hunteke at earlham.edu> wrote:
> Hullo TriLUG,
> A 10 year old I know inquired of me yesterday why my computer looked
> different than other's he'd used. After a brief back forth with only
> slightly more detail than this:
> "It's just a different program than you've probably seen"
> "What program is it?"
> "What's that?"
> His questions quickly centered on this notion of "Free" and he related it
> very well to what he'd read about SOPA/PIPA from the "black screen on
> Wikipedia." From there, he asked where he could read more about it, and
> all that I could think of were various essays online.
> Unfortunately, most literature that I've run across, is directed toward
> adults. Is anyone aware of literature, books, or other "slightly more than
> an article" publications on the general scene of FOSS that would be
> *appropriate for a middle schooler*? Specifically, this 10-year old is an
> avid reader, but doesn't have geek parents.
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