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Re: RFA: The Debian Jr. project

2008/8/25 Ben Armstrong <synrg@sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca>:

> While I would not have any problem with that if Edu cared for the
> project and preserved the vision I described above, I have always
> felt my own ideas for Jr had nothing to do with school and might indeed
> by swallowed up by school concerns if we were an arm of the Debian Edu
> project.  That is why I kept it a distinct project.  But we're in poor
> shape right now, and the most important thing is that the project go
> forward.  How would you propose the distinctiveness of Jr be kept?  How
> do you think children would view Jr if it were an arm of the Edu
> project?  In Debian Jr, our focus is the child and the fun of
> discovery.  While some progressive educationists claim to hold to these
> values, I worry about how kids would view the Jr project if it were
> absorbed into Edu.


I have different plans for Debian Jr than those in from Debian-Edu if
I was to adopt that project. It would be nice to talk about it. I'll
try to find time to write a text on my view about the future of the
Debian Jr Project as soon as I can.


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