RfD: FSFe-education [FSFE projects]
christian at newopenness.de
Wed May 16 12:37:53 UTC 2001
Lionel Elie Mamane wrote:
> There is no point in having free software if no one knows how to use
> it. I think we should make some efforts leading to:
> - Developing free software to be used as a tool in any level of
> education: primaire, high school, supérieur.
> - Promoting the teaching of free software use. It can't be widely
> used if there's no widely spread knowledge on how to use it.
> - Increase the general exposure of the next generations to free
> software. Let them all, not just geeks, know it exists, and they
> have enormous benefits to reap from it.
Film at 11.
[FSFE PR][EN] "Free Software Foundation Europe aiming for more
coordination between Free
Georg C. F. Greve press at fsfeurope.org
07 May 2001 20:06:23 +0200
The Foundation will also further Free Software in the educational
sector where it will seek to coordinate and strengthen efforts
by organizations and individuals dedicated to that task.
Okay, so the goal is clear: Free software for education.
You have mentioned three points:
- The first was the creation of general purpose applications for
education. OFSET is doing some.
- The second point is "promotion". Could you specify what you mean with
- The third is exposure of students to free software. I think this is
conclusion of our actions, not an action itself.
Who would be interested in a FSFe education working group? What should
be its goals? How could these goals be reached?
If there are enough people willing to participate, I propose a separate
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