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[seul-edu] ISO project update
I just finished going through the Application Index and adding
every application that either was written by or for a teacher or
school, or specifically mentioned that it was in use at a school
somewhere, to the ISO Phase 2 list
<http://www.seul.org/edu/Phase2.txt>. Some of the apps have
websites in languages I don't read, so I may have missed a few
apps that are used in schools. Also, some of the listed URLs for
some apps don't resolve; I fixed some of those when I could, but
fixing them all is a separate, large task.
If any of you reading this message are project leaders for
projects listed in our App Index, please look at the URL listed
above. If you know that your app is being used in schools and it
isn't listed there, let me know and I'll add it.
It's now time to get on with the Phase 1 evals of the remaining
apps. We tried to do this informally a while ago, and that
didn't work very well. Here's what we'll do this time. If
you're willing to help us in this (it's easy; see
<http://www.seul.org/edu/Phase1.html>), send me an email by next
Wednesday, January 15. In it, state what categories you feel
comfortable evaluating. I'll compile all the responses into one
list and hand out assignments for the evals with reasonable
deadlines. If you aren't associated with a formal education
institution, it would be a good idea (although not absolutely
necessary) to find someone who is to help with the evals. That
way we can have a better chance of what we're doing fitting the
needs of the educational community as it (rather than we) sees them.
In the meantime we can get started with packaging the apps we
already have listed as passing Phase 2. I need someone to
volunteer to check the apps listed against Debian's package lists
<http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages>, against DebianEdu's
Metapackages lists <http://wiki.debian.net/DebianEdu>, and
against the list of RFPs <http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/>.
Anything that isn't listed there needs to have an RFP posted. If
you don't know how to do that, we can surely find someone to
help. (Right, RaphaŽl?) We also will need people with Debian
packaging experience to help create the packages ourselves, as we
can't expect others to do _all_ our work for us. I'm calling for
volunteers for that, too.
That's it for now. I'm waiting to hear from you. I think we can
get something very nice done fairly quickly if we just put our
will to it!
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