Roger Whittaker <roger(a)suse-linux.co.uk> writes:
> I've just subscribed various people to the list - please post a
> message to say hello and introduce yourselves.
If you were at the meeting, I was wearing a Debian t-shirt (with a red
swirl logo on it) --- there's a photo at the top of this article,
where I'm wearing similar stuff (except for the penguin ;-)
I'm a Debian GNU/Linux developer, and run the UK Debian mirror, and am
responsible for producing the Debian official CD images:
I have only a peripheral interest in educational matters, in that I've
been frustrated in the past in my efforts to provide free computers
(which were otherwise destined for a skip), but I can certainly
contribute on a technical side, and having been involved in Debian
(which is completely voluntary, like OSIE is expected to be) since
1996 I may be able to make some suggestions about how to ``organise''
such a thing.
For those of you who've not come across Debian before, we're a
world-wide voluntary organisation (read, chaotic jumble of mailing
lists) that puts together a Linux distribution (and soon a HURD
distribution) and gives it away.
Debian doesn't pay people to do this, and doesn't sell what it
produces, and in most legal senses doesn't really exist (i.e. the
machines in the mirror network mostly belong to people like me, rather
than to Debian, and the bandwidth is donated rather than paid for).
This probably gives a pretty good feel for what Debian is all about:
which you will notice leads into the The Debian Free Software
Guidelines (DFSG), which is where the Open Source Definition came from.
My internet machine, that hosts the Debian UK mirror, may be of use to
OSIE, since it has about 30GB of spare disk, and a 20Mbit/s connection
at a well connected ISP. This machine could act as either a primary
host or mirror site for the web site, and could do DNS secondarying
etc. as well.
Something I'd be interested in working on (although perhaps a SuSE
list is not the right place to spend too much time discussing this ;-)
would be producing Debian CD images, tuned to the needs of educational
Debian has accumulated some funds in the UK, and have been looking for
a worthwhile cause to spend them on (we never really need to pay for
anything that actually makes Debian work, so don't have much use for
money), so we could probably afford to have a few thousand CDs
pressed, and send them out to schools that are interested.
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Thanks for this - I'll get in touch with her.
Sent: 5/28/03 12:41 PM
Subject: Re: [suse-linux-uk-schools] Free school administration software -
project has started
Just been browsing a Mag called "Public Sector Computing" with the
"The Magazine that Maximises your IT Budget!" - never seen this mag
Just had a word with the editor Jo Sawyer Re: OSS generally and with
to this issues artical regarding SIMS et al (9 others) type software.
fact that it's all POA was mentioned!
She said that she's very keen on feedback/comments and has run articles
OSS, maybe someone close to the project should get in touch?
I looked for back issues on-line but there is no website (that I could
or Editorial Department
Public Sector Computing
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Birmingham B1 2RA
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I have read messages on this list with interest over the last few months. A
topic, which is of interest to me, has been raised on several occasions,
namely, the question of a free school administration software package.
A project has now been started to produce such a package. It is at the planning
stage and has need of volunteers to help define the requirements of the system
and assist with the construction of it. I am posting to this list because I am
convinced that the most effective way to produce a free software application of
this nature is to engage the education community in it's development from the
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Does anyone know where the config file is for kaddressbook in Kmail? On my
home machine my address book opens fine but if I try to save it says that
another application is accessing it and it refuses to save. I had some mail
problems related to my MTA and had opened Sylpheed and Evolution to try to
salvage my mail so perhaps it is related to these as it was fine until this
point..how many times have I said that....
We have and ADSL link via Easynet. I'd like to increase our
bandwidth further. This leads to 2 questions in my mind:
Should I use a different ISP?
How can I configure one proxy server to balance use of 2 adsl lines?
Any comments or ideas, please.
Dir. of IT
tel.: 01372 821178
fax.: 01372 821005
As a follow-up to the 'Open Source in Education' conference the CD-ROM containing speakers notes, case studies, delegate list, reviews, software and photos is available. All delegates and speakers should have already received their copy. If you did not attend but would like the CD-ROM please let me know.
Arrangements are taking place for the next one. If you would like to see particular themes or topics included let me know.
On Mon, 19 May, Pault wrote:
> I have installed/upgraded 8.2 on my home machine and discivered that none of
> my web site features using php work. I did rpm -q for php and came up blank,
> I searched the SuSE ftp server for a version, still blank, and had a real
> problem trying to compile the tar file. Does anyone know what I am missing.
> Is php really not shipped with 8.2??
I tried to get php4 working with Apache2 on debian "testing". I couldn't find a
php library module for apache2 and so have gone back to Apache 1.3 which worked
St. John's School, Northwood
I have installed/upgraded 8.2 on my home machine and discivered that none of
my web site features using php work. I did rpm -q for php and came up blank,
I searched the SuSE ftp server for a version, still blank, and had a real
problem trying to compile the tar file. Does anyone know what I am missing.
Is php really not shipped with 8.2??