[clug] Linux on new school computers [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Wed Nov 28 06:15:38 GMT 2007

The other thing I have just been reminded of in another e-mail stream
is that Kate suggested getting Kevin in to have a talk to us as well.
I put it down to an off-the-cuff remark, but others here are taking
it a little more seriously - could happen next week apparently and
I could end up "in the hot seat" to demo Linux on a laptop. Guess I
should fire up one with Edubuntu just in case...

Anyone recommend any quintessentially Australian Linux/FOSS Edu-apps
(or is that Educapps?) I should accidentally demo/refer to just in
case this goes ahead?


Bob Edwards.

Robert Edwards wrote:
> tridge at samba.org wrote:
>> Bob,
>> I've emailed Kate Lundy offering to meet with her to discuss
>> opportunities for FOSS in the new governments education
>> initiatives. If she agrees, then I think we should put together some
>> demo machines (maybe a laptop running Edubuntu, plus a OLPC machine?)
>> Or maybe we can get her along to CLUG sometime?
>> Cheers, Tridge
> Hi Tridge,
> We should get Kate along to something with some FOSS advocates.
> Might be worth waiting until tomorrow arvo after Kev announces
> the new ministry - see who gets Education, and what, if anything,
> Kate gets (I reckon she is in with a good chance to pick up
> something but, being a Senator, it is not likely to be something
> all that exciting to the FOSS world - but then again...).
> We might want to bang on Bob's (McMullin) door as well and see
> what interest he might have in fostering a renewed software (FOSS)
> industry in our country.
> Cheers,
> Bob Edwards.

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