[K12OSN] State of K12LTSP?

Eric Harrison eharrison at mail.mesd.k12.or.us
Mon Feb 11 05:39:39 UTC 2008

Chris Thomas wrote:
> With FC 9 Alpha released the other day, I was interested in the new
> features that are going to be in FC9. On the Fedora Wiki,
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/9/FeatureList , there is a
> list of features planned on being included in FC9. K12LTSP is on that
> list, http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/K12Linux . Does that
> mean that there will be no more K12LTSP releases and that all K12LTSP
> development will be done in Fedora?
> Chris

The concepts and technologies that make K12LTSP special are indeed 
slowly but surely being integrated into RedHat/Fedora, and many other 
distributions as well.

We have spent the last couple of years working really hard on this. 
Chris, I see in the K12LTSP list archives that about two years ago you 
posted a link to this article:


This article refers to Edubuntu as a "fork" of Ubuntu. I, and others 
from the LTSP/K12LTSP community, help design Edubuntu. In the free 
software world, competition is a good thing and it often well worth 
one's time to invest in one's competitors.

At the last ubuntu developers summit I attended in Boston, it was 
decided that Edubuntu as a stand-alone distribution would be no more. It 
would be absorbed back into the main Ubuntu code base.

Like-wise, K12LTSP has until now been a "fork" of RedHat/Fedora. In the 
same manner, we have been working on absorbing it back into the main 
Fedora code base. Each and every release has been less-and-less of a "fork".

This is great news!


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