Skolelinux participation at the Edubuntu Summit
Edubuntu will be a new school-focused derivate of the Ubuntu. The
weekend of 1-3 of July 2005 they had invited many participants that
make free software more suitable and usable for schools. People from
different distro-project as Guadalinex, Llurex and tuXlabs where
present and presented their experiences. Also people from
Skolelinux/debian-edu, K12LTSP and tuXlabs where present and told
about their experiences. Petter Reinholdtsen and Knut Yrvin presented
Skolelinux/debian-edu at the summit.
The most important users where also present, the teachers from
different schools, and persons with experiences with rolling out Linux
installations at many schools. The delegates from tuXlabs presented
how they guided schools to start up with Linux in South
Africa. Skolelinux were telling about the importance of architecture,
half thick clients, and why our native language is an important part
of the computer programs.
An interesting thing is that three regions in Spain have > 200,000
workstations with Linux installed today. That will increase. Andalusia
have a goal to install 200,000 workstations from 2005 to 2006.
Valencia starts out with 45,000 installations. By the end of 2007 the
number will have raised to 1000,000. Combined with the effort in
Extremadura, 1/3 of the pupils in the schools in Spain will use Linux
by the end of 2007.
John Ingleby have made this excellent summary of the summit:
Installing and Maintaining a Debian-Edu Network:
Debian-edu/Skolelinux and Edubuntu cooperation:
- Knut Yrvin
Project manager (cel: +47 908 95 765) Skolelinux Norway and OpenOffice
translation to Norwegian. Office 1: IT-Staff Akershus County Council,
Schweigaards gate 4, 0185 OSLO, NORWAY. Office 2: SLX Debian Labs
Forskningsparken, Gaustadalle 21, 0349 OSLO, NORWAY.