[TriLUG] book for kids on open source philosophy?
hobie at mail.com
Fri Jan 20 10:55:05 EST 2012
Both are interesting. I had forgotten about ubunchu, but little
brother is pretty good. Little Brother is about a teenager fighting
post 9-11 hysteria and secret detentions after a second incident in
his city. He was already a hacker of sorts, and Doctorow used modern
open source projects for this kids tools of the trade.
Little Brother seems a little prescient with indefinite detainment
being the law of the land.
On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 12:10 PM, Jack Hill <jackhill at jackhill.us> wrote:
> The interwebs also inform me of the existence of a Ubuntu manga:
> and a young adult book by Cory Doctorow
> I haven't read either, so can't talk to how useful or appropriate they are.
> On Thu, 19 Jan 2012, Jack Hill wrote:
>> For your own education (and perhaps for the child as it grows older) I
>> recommend _Free Software Free Society_
>> <http://shop.fsf.org/product/free-software-free-society-2/>. It's a
>> collection of short essays by rms about software freedom.
>> 10 years old is old enough to start learning to program. Perhaps set the
>> child up with a GNU/Linux environment, and then find simple, real-world,
>> programs to study (perhaps KDE plasmoids or emacs modes).
>> Good luck.
>> Perhaps we need to have a TriLUG family day.
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