Re: Skolelinux not debian-edu? (Was: Question: what's wrong with KDE?)
mandag 25. april 2005, 10:36, skrev Jonas Smedegaard:
> On 25-04-2005 09:02, Gjermund Skogstad wrote:
> > søndag 24. april 2005, 16:55, skrev Finn-Arne Johansen:
> >>Well, I dont reject Skolelinux because of KDE, but I've talked to
> >>others. And My point is that we should not depends upon KDE, I'm not
> >>even sure it's wise to depend upon "KDE or GNOME", but that's another
> >>(although similar) issue.
> > True, and in theory I'm all in favour of what you're saying. But I must
> > press "in theory".
> > The reason for this is the same as the one I used in vain when fighting
> > (and loosing) the issue of whether Skolelinux should become debian-edu.
> > I'm not about to raise this issue again, that issue is fought and is now
> > history and the batlle is definitely lost. There is however a simple
> > truth within this old history of a lost battle (and please take note):
> > You can't fit the world on a CD, It won't even fit on a DVD. (I know this
> > because I've tried!)
> Do you refer to the choice of name for the organisation or something else?
The mandate of Skolelinux was changed from something like "making a GNU/Linux
based solution for Norwegian public schools" into something like "making a
GNU/Linux based solution for all the worlds schools which complies with the
Debian Social Contract".
Add to this the tension created by Norwegian school-authorities being eager to
base certain key services on technology where OSS still is lagging behind,
and it becomes more interesting than confortable. (At least for us
This conflict of interest can't continue for very long, and I hope we'll find
an alternative solution to both "unfree-source" and Windows before then. But
I'm not betting on it.
> I assume it is only a matter of pointing me to the right spot in public
> mailinglist archives or published minutes of a physical meeting. I don't
> want to discuss it again, just want to understand.
It has been discussed on our mailing-list(s).
I can't point you to any specific part of our mail-lists; in part because it's
some time ago, and othervise because of me repressing the case from active
memory. There's some mentioning of this transition on
email@example.com in 2002 and 2003. However, as I was part of
Skolelinux' bord from summer 2003 to summer 2004, it might have been
something debated on the bords mail-list.
If the latter proves to be the case then the debate would not be publicly
: Example on service is "nasjonale prøver"