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RE: [school-discuss] Updated Coalition Procedures - Members sign up here
I must again mention something regarding the narrow
definition of "FLOSS" on the website which seems to indicate that "free /
open resources" are not welcome as members of schoolforge. This is in
direct contradiction to the founding principles which allowed for those projects
that provide web-based open resources which may or may not include providing a
copy of the underlying "software" that powers the site.
Also, this email also mentions providing information to
define a "new members list", which I thought was the purpose of the original
questionaire sent out on August 14th. The request also seems to conflict
with the other message entitled "Member Responses" which also asks for similar
information, and with the email of November 24th (asking for members to review
the information originally provided).
Can you please clarify the intent of asking for information
on the projects under this email also?
President & CEO, General Education Online, A
Schoolforge Founding Member
President & CEO, International Education Resources, A
General Education Online
An important aspect of this update is aligning SchoolForge with efforts at
Schoolforge-UK, through embracing the definition of FLOSS (
) that has served them
well as they have clearly established themselves as the grass roots
organisation to deal with over using Free/Open Source Software in schools and
A couple comments..
"Management of the coalition website itself will be the responsibility of
one of the member groups, which might be its contribution to the
For this, I will eventually get http://visioninit.com
as a member group that focuses on assisting FLOSS projects on user interface,
graphics design, technical and promotional aspects. For now,
I'm going to focus on SchoolForge and getting the systems in place there.
To define a new members list, I am requesting a response to this message,
sharing the name of the project contact, project, and URL. (To share more
details or to discuss various project efforts, please use the thread entitled
"Member responses" (which should have been titled questionnaire responses))