Re: Educational Collaboration
- To: Doug Loss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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- Subject: Re: Educational Collaboration
- From: Kermit Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2004 12:25:20 -0600
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I realize that schoolforge is trying to do much of the same thing.
However, one of my main concerns is that on the software resources page,
there are 8 or 9 distributions listed. Each is duplicating the efforts
of the other. A basis of Debian isn't really a similar basis. But what
if we all had the same base LiveCD? Then everytime we improve one, the
others benefit directly and immediately. The basic changes would be
some graphics and documentation/translation, etc.
It's been mentioned that Debian would do well with a LiveCD for
installation. Knoppix is great, but it leaves some residue config files
that aren't so nice. And it is not as easily customized. Morphix
provides a basis and simple insertion of the modules to instantly create
a customized LiveCD.
So I really love schoolforge, but what I'm suggesting is a further
collaboration of efforts. I know it won't be easy, but schoolFORGE
suggests a combining of efforts, not a dozen different distributions
each doing their own thing. How much more could be accomplished if we
standardized even further, but still maintained flexibility?
More comments, please.
Doug Loss wrote:
On Sun, 2004-02-22 at 01:48, Kermit Jones wrote:
I am writing this letter in hopes of uniting several different -
yet similar - projects. I am a firm believer of not re-inventing the
wheel, and I hope that by bringing several wheels together, we'll be
able to build something bigger as a collective.
Kermit, this is a worthy idea. However, it's also one that we're
already working on implementing, through Schoolforge
(http://www.schoolforge.net). I know you're aware of Schoolforge, since
you've included email@example.com as one of the addresses you sent
your message to. Rather than try to start up another coalition of
educational groups, I urge you to join schoolforge and add your obvious
energy and enthusiasm to it's efforts. I'm sure we'll all be willing to
help you with your ideas, but as you say let's not reinvent the wheel.