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FOSS groups warn Greece will waste millions on school software

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Greek advocates of free and open source software are warning that the Greek government is going to waste millions of euro on proprietary software licenses for the country's schools. They are calling on the Ministry of Education to cancel its latest procurement.

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Petition: promote the use of free software in US schools

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov

Whitehouse.gov has a petition to advocate and gradually replace in US schools software with restrictive licensing in favor of open source alternatives with GPL type licenses. In as much as possible we should have our students using software that complies with the definition of free software as defined by the Free Software Foundation.

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GNU Generation

http://libreplanet.org

GNU Generation is an ongoing community and competition to involve pre-university and high school students (approximately age 13-18) in Free Software. Once registered, students work on a project. Each year, participants will be evaluated based on their contribution to Free Software. All active contributors will receive a complementary membership to the FSF, and the top contributors will win a GNU/Linux netbook! The community has currently 98 participants.

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FSFE's Education Team 2011 Summary

http://blogs.fsfe.org

When I talk to people as a member of FSFE’s education team, there’s always the question what we are actually doing. It is not so easy to come up with something specific. I know we’ve been busy all the time, but ad hoc, it’s difficult for me to name examples, that are worth mentioning. A lot of work that’s being done just doesn’t provide a presentable outcome (more on that below).

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Dr. Geo: hacker spirit in a candy box

http://blog.ofset.org

When you teach mathematics at secondary schools, you enjoy using interactive geometry software with your students. Dr.Geo is one such free software, it comes with some unique features. With such software, students learn geometry the way it should be learned -- by drawing, but Dr. Geo goes one step further.

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Portuguese government orders Open Sauce on older computers

http://news.techeye.net

The Portuguese Ministry of Education and Science (MEC) has told school boards across the country that it will not be shelling out huge amounts of dosh for Microsoft software this year.

It wants schools to keep their old computers and install free Linux software instead as part of an austerity measure.

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FSFE Fellowship interview with Richard Shipman

http://blogs.fsfe.org

Richard Shipman, Teaching Fellow at the Computer Science department of Aberystwyth University, has extensive experience of working with Free Software and discussing its strengths and weaknesses with others.

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Wikipedia Founder: Free Knowledge requires Free Software and Free File Formats

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What is free knowledge? What is a free encyclopedia? The essence is something that anyone who understands free software can immediately grasp. A free encyclopedia, or any other free knowledge, can be freely read, without getting permission from anyone. Free knowledge can be freely shared with others. Free knowledge can be adapted to your own needs.

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Educating with free software

http://geekybodhi.net

Frederic Muller, president of Software Freedom International, was flaunting two things at the Gnome Asia Summit in Bangalore -- his passion for free software, and his newly acquired beard. We try to capture both in this interview. Frederic has lots of hands-on experience of promoting free software in education and offers wonderful advice for others who want to do the same.

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Open Education 2011 - Call for Proposals

http://openedconference.org

Open Education encompasses a wide range of ideas and practices: open educational resources, open learning support, open credentialing, open access, open scholarship, open teaching, and others. Sometimes open education is enacted by a national government or as an institutional initiative, other times an open education practitioner can feel like a lone voice crying in the wilderness.

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Free Software University

http://opensource.com

Marrying technology, innovation and this curious internet thing of giving stuff away for free, consultant and Cong-base Englishman, Lloyd Hardy, is hoping to kick start an online learning revolution. Hardy proposes to deliver university courses for free over the internet using an “open source” model.

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FSFE Newsletter - January 2011

http://fsfe.org

Robots, Football, and Education — Public institutions - hares or snails? — Something completely different — Get active: Help with Euro 2012 championship

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Linux in education: a genuine alternative

http://www.techradar.com

Using free software in education is not just about saving money. It's also about preserving choice, not locking a student's experience into a certain way of doing something.

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Brazilian Ministry of Education plan large deployment with Mandriva Linux

http://www.mandriva.com

Mandriva is working with the hardware manufacturer partner Positivo, to deliver this open source solution which will help teachers to improve students’ education. Also, this will be one of the world biggest organized deployment of Linux, with potential to get to 1.5 Million units, and confirms Linux as a key, cost-effective alternative PC operating system.

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Moodle 2.0 is now available!

http://moodle.org

Moodle is a software package for producing Internet-based courses and web sites. Moodle 2.0 contains a lot of large new features, some completely rewritten features, and hundreds of bug fixes.

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