[K12OSN] Re: Would like feedback...(OS and Education Mag)

Timothy Hart timothy.hart at gmail.com
Fri Dec 2 14:52:24 UTC 2005

Hello all,

I would have replied sooner, but I have been stuck with a viral thing, and
lets just say I have been sleeping on the bathroom floor the last couple of

I am also hoping to get this off the ground very soon. Maybe the best thing
for a project such as this would be small CMS. We could easily set up
multiple ways to submit content. Discussion boards as well. To give you an
idea of what I am thinking about, take a look at this site.
http://portfolio.umaine.edu/~hartt/drupal/ That is just what I had in mind.
This isn't supposed to be a live site, just an idea. If you like it, I can
put something like it on a more permenant server at the University of Maine
(plenty of bandwidth).

I like the idea of a wiki as well. I like Dave's idea of DokuWiki.

Either way I think we need to have a discussion board where we pose the
nitty gritty of how we want this to unfold. We may not want to flood this
list with this dicussion.

Take a look at that site and let's keep this ball rolling.

On 11/30/05, David Trask <dtrask at vcsvikings.org> wrote:
> "Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com> on
> Monday, November 28, 2005 at 8:36 PM +0000 wrote:
> >[Dave T. - Any chance we could devote some time at one of the NELS
> >gatherings to push forward such an effort?]
> Sure, but I'm hoping it'll be long underway by then....I mentioned it
> several times today at the McAuliffe conference....I did 4  presentations
> today.  Two on K12LTSP and Linux in Ed in general.....one on
> Ubuntu.....and a Skype tele-conference/presentation with Jon "Maddog" Hall
> who happened to be in Brazil today.....that, I have to admit, was pretty
> cool.  Essentially Maddog and I had a conversation in front of a full
> session (we ran out of chairs) and he did an OpenOffice Impress
> presentation (that I controlled on my end) to the audience.  Maddog is a
> great guy and a Linux legend (pres of Linux International and close friend
> to Linus)....I've met him many times and had the opportunity to get to
> know him and talk at length with him last summer at our NELS conference.
> (He was there the entire 3 days)  The facts and so forth that he presents
> in his talks...never cease to amaze me.
> The reception for a "Tux Mag" style publication for education was VERY
> positive.  We need to move on this idea.  One of the best ways to get
> started would be to post a wiki where the raw text of the submissions
> could begin.  I'll see if I can't throw up a MoinMoin or a Dokuwiki
> sometime tomorrow and we can play.  (not a big fan of MediaWiki....so
> don't ask.....I love Twiki, but hate the install.....Dokuwiki is the
> easiest tro install and most newbie friendly....MoinMoin is the most
> aesthetically pleasing.....I can put up both and we can pick one after
> playing.
> Tim....if you'd rather host it....go for it.  (but Mediawiki ain't for
> newbies...too cryptic in its formatting syntax stuff)  MoinMoin is easy to
> set up and Dokuwiki is a cinch....(simply unpack it in the directory you
> want it to live in)
> David N. Trask
> Technology Teacher/Coordinator
> Vassalboro Community School
> dtrask at vcsvikings.org
> (207)923-3100
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