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Re: [K12OSN] K12Linux Texas update...


I am very interested in helping "get the word out" to school districts in
Texas (particularly in the San Antonio area).  Did you get any contact
information from local folks that would like more information on K12LTSP
that you might be willing to pass along that would be useful in this
endeavor?  I would be happy to try to follow up with them.

I'm betting that I could enlist the help of the local LUG here in town to do
free installs and/or demos for schools or districts that are interested in
learning more.


James Jensen

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From: <pnelson riverdale k12 or us>
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Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 4:54 PM
Subject: [K12OSN] K12Linux Texas update...

> Hello again folks,
> Well things went VERY well and we had a great 2 hour presentation. LOTS of
> interest, teachers all over the place blocking the isles. They should have
> given us more room... ;-)
> For the most part K12Linux and the whole nature of Open Source was new
> to these teachers.
> Up here in Oregon and Washington I know many schools are moving towards
> using Linux but after being at this conference with 10,000+ teachers from
> all over the country I feel like we have a long way to go. No matter how
> good our software is we need to market it in a way that will be more
> effective.
> I'll post some more ideas on this later but there must be things we can do
> to have a greater impact. MS and Apple are here with HUGE booths, lights,
> multimedia and people all over the place sharing their vision. In some
> at a conference this large, sharing the message of what open source can do
> seems difficult. I feel like a small voice in a large crowd of noise.
> I am determined however to do better next year when NECC is held in
> http://ccenter.uoregon.edu/conferences/NECC2003/
> Let's talk about that on the list some. I'd like to see an open source
> thread of sessions and talks from all of you out there using Linux. One
> example: today there was HUGE interest in the squidguard setup Eric
> Harrision has available from the MESD [http://squidguard.mesd.k12.or.us/].
> We need folks to give talks on all the cool software out there. The ISO
> project Schoolforge.net is working would be a great focus.
> http://archives.seul.org/schoolforge/discuss/Jun-2002/msg00035.html
> I'd like for many of you right now to plan on doing presentations in
> Seattle this week in June next year. I'll be contacting you and twisting
> your arms. We need an open source in education convention and there's no
> reason why we can't just crash this party.
> That's a short update for now. I'll get back with more later.
> Thanks again to Red Hat Linux and Linuxfund.org for sending me. I was the
> ONLY Linux topic here this week. I can't tell you how many times teachers
> asked why there was not a greater presense.
> ;-) Paul
> >
> > Hello Folks,
> >
> > Well, tomorrow morning [June 18] at 5:50 am (just a few hours and 20
> > more K12LTSP CD sets away...) I'll be off for the NECC conference in
> > Texas.  www.neccsite.org
> >
> > This is the largest education/technology conference in the USA.
> > There will be 10,000+ teachers there. Thanks to the generosity of
> > Red Hat and Linuxfund.org, K12LTSP will be there too.
> >
> snip.........
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