Today I was in a public school near where I live for a interview with Nazareth, the coordinator of a social-inclusion project for the less afortunate kids in brazil, that live in 2 poor-communities: Alto do Coqueirinho and Bairro da paz.Read more »
I recently finished the book Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor Your Wetware by Andy Hunt, co-author of the seminal book The Pragmatic Programmer. In this book Hunt discusses how people (specifically software developers) learn and offers tips on how we can set out to learn more effectively. Here are some useful tips I stumbled upon while reading Pragmatic Thinking and Learning:Read more »
"Richard Stallman is the father of Free Software. I am republishing one of his essay here on why schools should exclusively use Free software..."Read more »
Revelation of monopoly abuse by Microsoft in India, with evidence which is aligned against press coverage of MoUsRead more »
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.Read more »
The Indian Linux Users’ Group (ILUG), Kochi chapter, will discuss various aspects of free software education in schools in the State at its monthly meeting at the Internet Club in Broadway Enclave on Sunday.Read more »
Richard Stallman addressed the students and staff on "Free Software and Education" on 16-12-2008 at the campus of Christ University, Bangalore.Read more »
Cornell College of Mount Vernon, Iowa is the latest institute of higher education to embrace Ubuntu Server Edition, WorksWithU has learned. It’s not a huge deployment, but Cornell’s targeted Ubuntu use reinforces a growing trend at colleges and universities worldwide, according to the WorksWithU 1000 — a survey that aims to track one thousand Ubuntu deployments.Read more »
I have been thinking for a while about how to get more exposure for Free and Open Source Software. I work in a school district which, like most, is owned by Microsoft. I have tried for several years to get more FOSS on the desktops and I have had only minimal success. Firefox is now installed on most if not all machines, and we have Audacity, GIMP and even Blender on some machines.Read more »
...one Melbourne-based open source company has prepared a plan that could meet the promise, and yet cut costs by a substantial amount.
"It's a simple proposition; we've prepared an open solution which delivers the best-possible value to education for netbook or laptop roll-outs," says Con Zymaris, CEO of long-running Linux firm Cybersource.
Just as the world's economies started to tank, Australia's Governments got themselves into an economic bind by promising to supply public school children with laptops. However, a leading systems integrator has issued a blueprint for an affordable blanket laptop roll out using Linux and netbooks.Read more »
Two Oregon educators who founded the K12Linux project seven years ago are glad that they have been able to hand that project over to Fedora, the home they always meant for K12Linux to have.Read more »
I won't say Ken Starks is a friend of mine but I have met him. He's a good guy on dedicated mission to bring Linux to the people. He is neither pushy or invasive. He brings information to those whom wish to obtain it.
That said, I'm surprised his reply email was this calm...Read more »
... This is a part of the hidden agenda of Microsoft to challenge the growth of free software development in India. An institution as prestigious as VTU should not Lock-In to a vendor like Microsoft and modify its curriculum based on the interests of Microsoft.Read more »
Microsoft is set to be the biggest loser. Compared with wireless and hardware vendors, it is bound to lose a large chunk of revenue over the next few years as NSW moves to reduce software costs.Read more »