> For what it's worth, I have been using osie.org.uk for all the publicity I
> have sent so far
... but I would say the same for www.ose.org.uk - I have been spreading the
word about this via my users group and email lists/etc since Malcolm
Herbert started it 18 months/2 years or so ago :-)
Also, of course - if you had told us of your plans for www.osie.org.uk
in a post to the schools list, uk.education.schools-it, Malcolms opensource
mailing list, Richards schools-lnx mailing list or the seul/edu mailing lists
(or wherever else people involved in Linux and education are hanging out ...
I am on most of them) then I am sure many of us would have told you about
www.ose.org.uk in the first place.
This is sort of what I was hinting at, at the meeting - when it comes to
what we would like on the site - the key thing (IMO) is to see what currently
exists, and why it is not working for us. Then we can (hopefully) fill the
gap and do something better ... there is no point in reinventing the wheel,
and just falling into the same traps that many of the other open source and
education sites appear to be falling into .. and I agree with you that ose
must not just be a links site :-)
BTW - had a dig around your resources section on your site ... nice.
If we are looking at domain names - in order to reduce costs, why not just get a free one from eu.org, something like osie.uk.eu.org?
What do people think of this?
Thank you everyone for attending the meeting and (technical glitch aside) I
thought it was everything that was intended.
I have completed about 80% of the write-up (parent's evenings et al holding me
back) and I will publish the first draft for suggestions here in the next day
As brief introductions are in order, I am he who arrived late (10.45) in
motorcycling leathers and some haste, having also fallen foul of the
Newbury by-pass (which turned out to be the car park that used to occur in
the middle of the town transplanted to the motorway on the periphery). My
company (Computer Park Ltd, established 1982, based in Northants) has a
principled, commercial interest in getting the best local solutions for
schools, and a history of working with UNIX from its (the company's) inception.
More later, as required.
Tel: +44 1536 417155
Fax: +44 1536 417566
Computer Park Ltd
>Just a quick thanks to Paul, Roger and Michael for all their
>hard work to get everyone together face to face ... a very
>worthwhile day I thought ...
Absolutely. Same hear.
>Just out of interest, when the comments/results/etc are
>published, do you think it would be worth a quick post to
>Linux Weekly News and/or the Seul/Edu report ... ?
Or even a posting to ose.org.uk, I'm sure there are still people checking it or even following links to it for the first time.
Anyway to get started: I will write something up for Linux Magazine on this, to appear at the end of April. They are a bit pressed for space, but should get something in. If we can definitely decide the main url for the site (ose, osie, whatever) and establish the neutrally hosted mailing list, this can all go in. As well, perhaps, as some concrete aims and specific requests for help.
I've received some interest from NESTA about the meeting. I will leave becta, dfee at al. to others - any ideas on best approaches?
- Richard Smedley
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> would be producing Debian CD images, tuned to the needs of
> educational users.
I think I sort of mentioned this to you yesterday - but would/could
this tie in at all with the Debian Jr project ?
> I hope to see everyone tomorrow and am looking forward
> to a productive and thought provoking meeting.
Just a quick thanks to Paul, Roger and Michael for all their
hard work to get everyone together face to face ... a very
worthwhile day I thought ...
Just out of interest, when the comments/results/etc are
published, do you think it would be worth a quick post to
Linux Weekly News and/or the Seul/Edu report ... ?
Would be nice to have some UK news for a change :-)
(I would say post it to linuxuk.co.uk, but their DNS is
still broken ...)
Just a thought.
OK - I've been here before.
I had installed SUSE 6.4 and then took Star Office off a Cover DVD - and it was in German.
Despite several attempts looking for 'language' I could not get menu names etc to appear in English.
I gave up... and reinstalled a new version of SA off a a CD and (apart from the hassle) it worked.
Due to a Hard disc failure I had to reinstall Linux - and decided to go with SUSE7.0 which had been
sitting there for some time - and despite being the ENGLISH version of SUSE, and selecting ENGLISH
in the startup/install SO still came up in GERMAN!
What am I doing wrong? Is it a bug - ie DVD version is German only? Is there an English version on
the DVD - and how do I get it to install through YAST? YAST2?
Also - I have just discovered that I can't get XDM to work from remote clients. ISTR enabling something
somewhere in the serer last time (in addition to init 3 which only seems to affect local access).
PLEASE can someone remind me what to do.
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