Welcome Sarah, hi James & @ll ...
First of all: Welcome to openSUSE! Nice to see this list growing!
I have a few questions about reviewing educational
applications for the
Which applications do you mean?
What information and format are most valuable in a
Currently I'm a bit confused - and want to summarize some things (please
forgive me for that ;-):
If you want to write some help for using application XY, you should talk to
the original developers. They are normally very happy when somebody writes
user documentation for them and integrate your work in their project.
In this way every user on every distribution can benefit from your work.
If you want to create some reviews, you can do this at the openSUSE Wiki. I
agree with Rajko that we need some templates for this. As not everybody has
clicked on the links, Rajko has posted (thanks!), I like to create a first
content template here in this list - please discuss it here. Not all of the
content is useful for every software review, but we should provide as much as
possible for the template.
So this should be the first answer for your Question:
Are there any examples or templates I should follow?
= Name of the program =
1.1 History (if useful)
2.1 Application area
(could even be useful to list the recommended school type here)
2.2 Standards supported
2.3 Security remarks
3. Alternative Applications and Forks
5. See also
6. References/ Notes
7. External links
If you have additional chapters or sections, please add it ...
Where should I post my feedback?
Looking around I think we can collect the current work in the openSUSE Wiki.
I've created a first starting point at:
the Categories for the Software Reviews are the same as on the Wishlists. I'll
start a template for reviews, when we've discussed the proposal above.
I think it could be a good idea to add some curriculums and software
recommendations for different school types here, too.
BUT: *Forgive me for my heretical ideas below* ;-)
I think this is something for _all_ distributions around the world. If no one
intervenes, I try to talk to Edubuntu, Skolelinux, Ofset and other
Organisations. I think we should think about a central place for such things
like edu-software-reviews, curriculums and so on.
As most of the other plattforms also using a MediaWiki for storing their
Articles, we can just start on the openSUSE Wiki and migrate or just copy the
content to a "cross-plattform-education site" later.
I know that over the past few months I have been very
quiet , this is not
because I have lost interest. It is only a sign of how busy I am. I can and
will be available to have discussions with anyone with questions or
Please add me to this statement ;-)
Lars Vogdt <lrupp(a)suse.de>
SUSE Linux Products GmbH GF: Markus Rex
Nuernberg, Germany HRB 16746 (AG Nuernberg)
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