Re: Skolelinux not debian-edu? (Was: Question: what's wrong with KDE?)
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On 25-04-2005 16:58, Gjermund Skogstad wrote:
> mandag 25. april 2005, 10:36, skrev Jonas Smedegaard:
>>On 25-04-2005 09:02, Gjermund Skogstad wrote:
>>>the [reason] 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.
Thanks for the summary!
>>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
I have been subscribed to firstname.lastname@example.org myself for some
time, but don't recall this discussion. That might simply be my memory
failing, but whatever the reason, your email now has reveiled the topic
also to non-norwegian speaking participants of this (now) global
project. Thanks alot!
* Jonas Smedegaard - idealist og Internet-arkitekt
* Tlf.: +45 40843136 Website: http://dr.jones.dk/
- Enden er nær: http://www.shibumi.org/eoti.htm
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