On Sunday 15 May 2005 18:47, Nils Olofsson wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-05-15 at 17:26 +0100, Rory Browne wrote:
> > How about putting a wiki on scoil.linux.ie? I'd like to put some
> > content on it, that I'd consider useful for schools. Considering some
> > of the interest that I saw at the recent Expo, I reckon there is a
> > serious shortage of it.
> > Having that said I wouldn't want to responsibility of its continued
> > maintainance - hence a wiki that the community as a whole can
> > maintain. Considering the success of wikipedia, I think it's something
> > seriously worth considering.
>> I have suggested that already and haven't heard anything else about it.
> with all the good reviews that OSS has revieved in recent times, I do
> think its about time we(ilug) got off our rear ends and do something.
For anyone interested, from talking to various schools one of the real
blockers for them is the lack of apps for kids. The server side seems to be
reasonably ok (with skolelinux and debedu/edubuntu).
I'd suggest that either gcompris or childsplay are the best type of linux apps
at the moment, but may lack documentation or some of the more snazier
applets. Another useful contribution would be to take some of the software
which currently runs in schools and which they refuse to live without and
make it run on Wine.
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