[K12OSN] Making K12LTSP "school friendly"

R. Scott Belford scott at hosef.org
Mon Feb 7 20:28:48 UTC 2005

Jim Kronebusch wrote:
> I wish we could battle this on the software manufacturer level.  If only
> these companies would recognize the future of Linux and write for that
> platform as well.  Yeah I know....preachin' to the chior  :-)

A very effective way for you to influence their development direction is 
to contact them on behalf of your district.  Let them know that you are 
growing your deployment of Linux and would like to know what their plans 
are to port their product to this platform.  Assure them that you are 
eager to buy, but to afford their product you will need to achieve cost 
savings on the Operating System.

Money talks.  Imagine if we each contacted these companies and informed 
them of the growing market opportunities being created by the K12LTSP 
and Skolelinux.  You will notice that Benchmark Tracker works with 
Mozilla.  This is because one of our teachers in Hawaii, Peter, and one 
of our volunteers, Vince, called the company and informed them of the 
sales opportunity.


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