[K12OSN] D Day

daniel.hunt at iibbank.ie daniel.hunt at iibbank.ie
Wed Jun 2 11:59:08 UTC 2004

Wants to try what? Raiding wallets? :o)

Yeah it is a shame - the money saved on licensing and upgrading could be put
into a machine in every classroom, a super-computer-like-hal as a server
;o), replacement parts for any possible breakages. With some left to spare.
It simply doesnt make sense - but in the end, it's not my decision and I
can't force them into something that they simply refuse to look at.

While I'm building the windows images I'll have a test ltsp server up and
running, (network diagnosis I'll say ;o)) and as they pass I'll idly switch
on two old machines, that will spring to life in about 5 seconds. EAT THAT

Daniel, slightly annoyed about the windows option, but nothing he can do
about it for now :o)

-----Original Message-----
From: Terrell Prude', Jr. [mailto:microman at cmosnetworks.com]
Sent: 02 June 2004 13:07
To: Support list for opensource software in schools.
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] D Day

One of our worst exports around the world is this notion of instant 
gratification.  It seems that we've decided to infect some parts of the 
Emerald Isle with some of our Yank management stupidity, too.  Figures; 
we're the nation that invented the software patent.

If it's any consolation, my entire school district is also--almost 
militantly--anti-Free Software.  However, I wonder what their decision 
would be if some of the Windows licenses had to come out of their 
personal wallets....

Is there nobody in the Washington, DC area besides Yorktown High School 
that wants to try this?  Nobody??

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