[K12OSN] Getting involved with K12 Documentation

Calvin Park, ADCS csitech at davisny.edu
Wed Apr 28 14:18:27 UTC 2004

I think this is a great idea. I would be interested in helping out. I
work for a College in Upstate NY (USA), and so that might give a
slightly different perspective as a case study. We're switching over to
K12 this summer for our Computer Center. We're currently running several
machines off a test server, but I'd be more than happy to write as we
install and go about things over the summer and into the fall. Might
make an interesting case study.

I'd also be interested in contributing to some of the other chapters,
such as the Intro to Free/Open-Source software and the Cost comparison.
I think you've got a pretty good start on ideas for chapters and the
like. As I said, I think this is a great idea and one that is very much
needed. It would be a resource for admins as well as a way to convince
people that K12 is the way to go. After all, ease of use is often a big
deal with people...and documentation helps a lot with that. 

You might also consider adding a chapter on specific things that various
schools have done (in the way of special software/setups some schools
use. For instance the recent discussion on problem students printing off
nasty notes and how to combat that).


P.S. I'm also sending this to the devel list.

On Wed, 2004-04-28 at 03:07, Herald D'Sa wrote:
> Hello
> I feel K12LTSP requires a Guide or book which will
> have most of the information for setting up and
> running a K12LTSP lab. It is very difficult for
> anybody to go through so much of details online. 
> I have prepared one introductory material for children
> titled Computers and GNU/Linux For children Book 1.
> It basically has computer hardware introduction, Free
> software Linux intro, and k12ltsp Gnome as
> introduction to Linux Desktop and GUI, and some
> documentation about Gcompris,tuxpaint etc.
> It also has exercises after each chapter (Mostly
> questions which need 1 or 2 lines answers).
> I have prepared one outline of chapters for k12ltsp
> book. 
> If all of us come together , we can finish the job in
> a short time. individuals can contribute some
> chapters.
> You can download the two pdf files here:
> http://linuxschools.tripod.com/
> Computers and GNU/Linux for Children BOOK 1 : 
> book11.pdf,   Size:1MB,  Pages:40
> k12book.pdf,  Size: 37KB,  Pages: 6 
> Please suggest more chapters or topics for the K12LTSP
> book.
> Cheers
> Herald D'Sa
> Hyderabad,India.
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Calvin Park
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Davis College: A Practical school of Bible and Ministry

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