Communicating the benefits of Free Software with children (was: CodeWeek.EU - call for participation)

Matthias Kirschner mk at
Wed Oct 1 04:25:43 UTC 2014

Hi Guido,

* Guido Arnold <guido at> [2014-10-01 02:23:05 +0200]:

> I usually use the recipe analogy to explain Free Software to children
> which works pretty well as far as I can tell. 

I also often use this analogy.


> - If you don't like basil, you can leave it out or substitute it with
>   something else like parsley.

At this part if often add “or if you are allergic against xy”. 

Best Regards,

PS: What about using this analogy on an education leaflet? 

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