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[K12OSN] Re: [seul-edu] Re: [OS:N:] Re: Moving forward... - RE: Who do wecontact?

If possible, I would like us to get something firm on this, since my paper for LinuxWorld 2002 NYC is due on December 6th, and I would like this to be included on the version that get's distributed on CDrom.

For those of you who don't already know, I will be presenting on Linux in K12 education - a case study, corbett elementary school.  The presentation will be thursday, Jan 31st, at 4pm. (I have not been informed of the room number yet).


On Mon, Dec 03, 2001 at 10:50:38AM -0500, Michael Williams wrote:
> I like that modular approach too. No big monolithic stuff for me! :-)
> I do believe we are all on the same page.
> We would be happy to mirror or host the portions of seul/edu that we could.
> I am assuming (hoping) that you will still be doing the Linux in Ed. reports and continue to
> report on all the new packages and would still be heavily involved?
> Michael
> Doug Loss wrote:
> > You don't know how glad I am to hear that.  I was afraid we might devolve into the bickering
> > that is unfortunately not uncommon in the open source community when two projects appear to
> > be working toward similar goals.
> >
> > We've tentatively named our coalition Schoolforge, mostly because David Bucknell already owns
> > that domain (schoolforge.net).  We're still working out just what the major divisions will
> > be, and just what the scope of the coalition will be.  I think different people have
> > different perceptions of how tightly tied it will all be, from it being a supersite where
> > everything educational lives to it being a shell that is essentially a directory to all the
> > existing Linux in education sites.  I suspect it will eventually be something between the
> > two.
> >
> > My preference is for it to be more toward the "shell" side of this axis, with links like
> > schoolforge.net/opensourceschools being essentially redirects to www.opensourceschools.org,
> > for example.  Where there's a hole in the current crop of Linux in education sites (no one
> > doing a particular task yet), that could be hosted directly on the Schoolforge site.  I would
> > think the site would be managed by representatives from each of the affiliated
> > organizations/sites.  That way we could all maintain our independence, yet benefit from
> > consultation with other groups working toward similar goals, and could present a unified
> > appearance to visitors from the outside.  And we might be able to modify our goals and tasks
> > so as to have less duplication among ourselves and get more resources devoted to actually
> > accomplishing our goals.
> >
> > Although we haven't made a lot of noise about it, we're seriously thinking about moving the
> > various functions of SEUL/edu (the Linux in education reports, the case studies, the software
> > database, the wiki, the listing of Linux in education links, the mailing list) off to other
> > willing projects or to Schoolforge itself if no one else wishes to host them, and closing the
> > SEUL/edu website.  We'll have to see if that makes the most sense, but we think that having
> > less duplication is a good thing.
> >
> > --
> > Doug Loss                 Always do right.  This
> > Data Network Coordinator  will gratify some people
> > Bloomsburg University     and astonish the rest.
> > dloss bloomu edu                Mark Twain

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