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Re: [school-discuss] More: Things teachers like . . .

On Wednesday 03 December 2003 01:50, Marilyn Hagle wrote:
> In my own school district (large = about 35 campuses) I have a "gag
> order" on me.  I am really not supposed to try to convert anyone to
> Linux - and absolutely not to install it anywhere outside my own lab.  I
> put it on a friend's computer (Windows was hosed) and received a severe
> verbal lashing by the district's Tech Director.  Having an outlet to
> share - like speaking at this convention - is really great.

This has been bugging me for days, so I'm going to ask:

How does something (anything) you do to a friend's computer have anything to 
do with the district Tech Director, or the school system in general for that 
matter?  I assume that your friend's computer was owned by them, and not by 
the school system??  Therefore it should have nothing to do with anyone else 
except you and them.  You were presumably acting as a private citizen, and 
not in any kind of 'official' capacity.  I just don't get this at all.  Am I 
missing something here?



Rasjid Wilcox
Canberra, Australia (UTC +10 hrs)