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Open Source in Schools: Meeting 12th March 2001
  • From: Roger Whittaker <roger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2001 09:50:21 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0102070909060.9205-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Open Source in Schools -- Meeting 12-03-2001

A meeting has been arranged on Monday 12th March


Westwood St Thomas School
Westwood Road

to discuss the use of Open Source software in schools.

Very many thanks to Paul Taylor of Westwood St Thomas
for his offer of this venue.

Chris Dawkins of Felsted School has agreed to speak, as has Malcolm
Herbert of Red Hat. It is hoped that other items of interest can be

A proposal made by Michael Brown of Fen Systems for the formation of an
Association for the promotion of Open Source software in education will be

It is hoped that this can be combined with the recent discussion about a
virtual schools' LUG and web site.

A timetable for the day and detailed agenda will be posted shortly.

for discussion:
I am a Council member of UKUUG and have been charged with the task of
setting up a schools committee: I hope that in this way the various
initiatives which have been made (including the work done by Malcolm when
he was at BECTA and SuSE's work with schools) can be brought together to
improve their impact and avoid duplication of work. So that this work can
have the support of the major Linux distributions and other commercial
interests while remaining independent, I suggest that it be set up in
association with UKUUG.

All those with an interest in the use of Linux and Open Source in
education are welcome to attend - please let me know if you are planning
to be there.

Roger Whittaker
SuSE Linux Ltd
The Kinetic Centre
Theobald Street
020 8387 1482

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