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Re: [vox] [mk@itdc.edu: Linux Question]

Hi Mary -

On Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 05:00:32PM -0700, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> I was excited to learn about how linux is being using in schools while I
> was at LinuxWorld last week.

Heh - I wonder if you saw one of my latest projects, "Tux Paint", at the
Open Source Education Foundation (OSEF) booth. ;)

> I have recently moved back to California and am
> in the process of building up my contacts.

Welcome back.  Groups like LUGOD are great places to network, as well as
meet new friends.

> While I am in the training business, my passion is getting affordable
> computing to K-12 schools.


> So, I am very interesting in finding CA schools and municipalities that
> have "embraced" linux as a replacement for microsoft or apple.  I want
> to learn about their experiences and figure out a way to help in the
> transition for other schools.  Do you know of any or of any one that
> might be able to point me in the right direction?

I'm not too familiar with specific installations of Linux in (K-12) schools,
but I have a lot of pointers that may help you in your quest:
(in no particular order...)

  OSEF - Open Source Education Foundation
  Works in conjunction with a global development community focused on K-12

  SEUL/edu - Simple End User Linux - education group
  A discussion group for those interested in using Linux for education.
  This covers all aspects of educational uses of Linux, by teachers,
  parents, and students.

  Their mission is to unify independent orgs that advocate, use, and develop
  open resources for primary and secondary education.

  Linux For Kids
  A collection of links and reviews of educational software for Linux.
  [ seems stale and unupdated :^( ]

  Open Source Schools
  "To foster the adoption and successful use of free and open source solutions
  in education."

  LTSP - Linux Terminal Server Project
  "Linux makes a great platform for deploying diskless workstations that boot
  from a network server. The LTSP is all about running thin client computers
  in a GNU/Linux environment."

Good luck and enjoy!  If you feel like discussing this more with our
group, I encourage you to sign up for our "vox" mailing list:


And, of course, check out the mailing lists of the other various groups
I mentioned above.  (And keep on the look out for more!)

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