Winterthur/CH mandating M$ at elementary schools

Sascha Brawer sascha at
Mon Apr 26 08:18:52 UTC 2004

Mario Fux <foxman at> forwarded on Sat, 24 Apr 2004 15:51:39 +0200
to it-pol at

> [Winterthur (a small city in Switzerland) wants to mandate
>  Windows in elementary schools; local free software activists
>  are urgently looking for help; plebiscite 2004-05-16 ]

Does anyone here know about other municipalities or school districts
having similar plans? Which arguments are being used?

In the long term, it might possibly make sense to prepare something
like a re-usable press/campaigning kit targeted to schools. Does such
a thing already exist?

I've sent the Winterthur people a link to [1]. Unfortunately, that's all
I was able to offer, given the extremely brief timeframe. If anyone wants
to help them, please contact Mario Fux <foxman at>.

    (German-language fact sheet, distributed in February 2003 to
     the members of the Swiss National Council [parliament])

-- Sascha Brawer | sascha at |

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