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Trisquel on Sugar

http://trisquel.info

"...The project was presented during the Software Freedom Day 09 event organized by the Free Software Foundation. Briefly introduced by Walter Bender, founder of SugarLabs, our Sugar+Trisquel solution provides a way to run this excelent educational software in a fully free system. Trisquel 3.0 was also featured in the FSF event, running on the computers available for the public on site..."

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The Role of Free Software in Education, by Walter Bender

http://www.groklaw.net

On 19 September, we celebrate Software Freedom Day. At tomorrow's Boston gathering, I will have an opportunity to thank the Free Software Foundation on behalf of Sugar Labs for their support. I will also have a chance to tell the story of Sugar, our efforts to help children learn to learn and learn to love and exercise their freedom. I will also solicit your help.

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60 thousand Russian teachers to learn Linux by the end of 2009

http://profy.com

The plan is that 60 thousand Russian teachers will be able to complete the training and testing procedure by the end of 2009 which means that as soon as next year all the schools in Russia will be able to switch to open-source software which definitely should be appreciated by the open-source community.

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OLPC Deployment in the Greek Village of Sminthi

http://xpapad.wordpress.com

From September 2009 students in the Greek high school of Sminthi will use OLPC XO-1 laptops inside and outside the classroom.

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Is Microsoft Trying to Derail Another Massive Migration to GNU/Linux in Brazil?

http://boycottnovell.com

Microsoft brings "Worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum" to a country whose schools abandon Windows en masse

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Back To School: Ubuntu Laptop Pick

http://beginlinux.wordpress.com

As Ubuntu popularity grows, more and more students are recognizing the added features and potential savings offered by an Ubuntu laptop. Netbooks and laptops are the students solution to computing because of obvious portability reasons.

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Verona's University Migrates 4000 PCs to Linux

http://www.linux-magazine.com

Verona is about to become famous for more than just Romeo and Juliet and opera: the university of the romantic Italian city is migrating 4000 of its desktops to Linux and open source.

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55 Ways to Bring Open Source into Education

http://www.linuxplanet.com

Open source and education are natural fits-- open source encourages experimentation and exploration, and the opportunity to learn computing, rather just how to be a little cog in a giant data-processing machine. Cynthia Harvey gives us a taste of the possibilities with this list of 55 open source educational applications.

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Venezuela to Provide Children with 50,000 Mini Laptops

http://www.venezuelanalysis.com

This week the Venezuelan Education Ministry began its program, dubbed Project Canaima, to provide primary schools with mini laptops, and incorporate the technology into the education system.

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[Brazilian] Brazil schools go Linux, 26 thousand computer labs

http://portal.mec.gov.br

Google translate text: Approximately ten million students in basic education will benefit this year with the delivery of 26 thousand computer labs.

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Why aren't schools adopting open source?

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com

Recently I had a bit of a run-in with my daughter’s high school. She was undergoing an eShool class over the summer titled “Computer Applications” and it turns out the class only actually “covered” Office Suites - namely Microsoft Office. Now in our household we do not own a copy of Microsoft Office. Instead we use OpenOffice and have never had an issue - that is, until now.

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(Free, libre and) open education needs humanities

http://flosse.dicole.org

Teemu Leinonen asks some important questions about the Open Education Conference, OpenEd 2009.
1) Why is the title “open education” and not “free and open education” or “libre education”?
2) Why there aren’t any talks/presentations about language learning?

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More Self-serving, Lockin-oriented GPL Code from Microsoft

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Microsoft latches onto Moodle to create lock-in at schools

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Symbio Technologies Helps Save Technology in Bankrupt California Schools

http://lxer.com

Using its expertise in LTSP (Linux Terminal Server Project), Symbio Technologies has helped bankrupt schools in California re-use their existing workstations and finally find a use for the many outdated machines they receive as donations.

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India Does What the United States Can't

http://penguinpetes.com

Here, would everybody like some positive Linux news for a change? The Indian government launches the FOSSEducation initiative. The details are there in the link, but I'd just like to point out a few phrases in the article which, as an American, just taste good to say out loud for a change.

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