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Indian Government takes a lead in getting FOSS in Education

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Open Source is getting bigger by the day in India. Success stories such as Tamil Nadu going completely open source, NRCFOSS and CDAC launching Debian based BOSS Linux distribution tailored for India in many Indian languages and the recent steps by Gujarat State Education Board(GSEB) to give 50% weightage to Open Source and Linux in Computer subject across all streams (Science, Commerce and Arts).

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The path forward for Linux is child's play

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Linux has been growing in importance for years in the darkened server closets. In the consumer world of personal computers and mobile devices, however, Linux hasn't fared particularly well.

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Microsoft Land Grab Still on in the Far East

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Microsoft prepares another plan for New Zealand while it steps into education in Thailand

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California is going to develop digital open source books

http://arstechnica.com

The governor of California has launched a new initiative to compile open source textbooks for the state. He hopes that the plan will help cut costs and improve the quality of education. The effort seems very promising, but the state's complex standards and arduous textbook evaluation process will pose major challenges.

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NSW (Australia) Didn’t Choose Free Software Because It Doesn’t Run Non-Free Software???

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Lame excuse for rejection of GNU/Linux for schools (it does not run Photoshop)

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Dutch plans for Free Technology Education

http://freeknowledge.eu

"Last Friday, 24th of April, the foundations for vendor independent ICT education in the Netherlands were laid down.

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Teaching Programing Skills to Children with Logo

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As a parent of three young boys, I often think about what it's going to take to be competitive in the job market of the future. Obviously, they'll need solid reading, writing, math and science skills, with history, literature and art thrown in to make them well-rounded. Being a computer nerd myself, I recognize the value of even basic computer skills.

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Linux Educational Comicbook

http://www.montanalinux.org

I got an email from Jeremiah Gray announcing a new issue (#2) of Hackett and Bankwell, the educational comicbook about Linux and Free and Open Source Software from Intarcorp Ltd. Issue #2 is currently only available in electronic format (PDF) and they have decided to release it under a Creative Commons license. Thank you!

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Home Education and Open Source Software

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Home education is all the rage and for good reasons. How can Open Source Software help?

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DFEY-NW Meeting April

http://www.nw.dfey.org

DFEY-NW (Digital Freedom in Education and Youth) is a group formed in response from a growing need in the Northwest of England for a group to encourage and promote young people's involvement with the free software community by creating a social space to make it more comfortable for young people to get involved with GLUGs and FSUGs.

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Sweet new version of Sugar Learning Platform on its way

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Sugar Labs has released a new version of the Sugar Learning Platform, a Linux-based software environment for education. The new version includes new programs and improvements to the environment's file journal system.

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SkoleLinux

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Linuxoutlaws' own Fab wrote about Skolelinux being deployed in German schools today. This reminded me that I wanted to write a few notes on SkoleLinux for a while now. SkoleLinux (also called debianEDU) is a Debian based distribution focussed on being deployed in School contexts.

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Open Source In Public K-12 Schools?

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"I'm a computer science major who has been recently getting involved in local grassroots politics in my county and state. I've been discussing the idea with some of my state legislatures of submitting a couple of resolutions, opening up to the idea of switching to open source software in our state's K-12 schools.

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Linux For Computer Science Majors

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Our computer science department also has a number of computer labs with Linux machines, accessbile remotely and for physical access. There are also a few Windows machines for those who prefer Visual Studio, although these machines are generally inferior when it comes to speed and stability. So why do students still flock to them?

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Let's Use Stimulus to Boost Open Source in Schools

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We now have a new stimulus package that is set to change much of the face of our national. Like it or hate it, this "bundle of funds" is headed into a number of critical sectors of the US economy with the idea of jumpstarting our economy – including schools.

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