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Re: [school-discuss] Schoolforge Journal Pre-Announcement

I would also be happy to write articles in this area. Please contact me also.

Stephen A Quam wrote:

I would be more than happy to help write some articles. Please let me know what you need.

Stephen Quam

--On Monday, January 19, 2004 9:47 AM +0700 David Bucknell <david@members.iteachnet.org> wrote:

Dear Schoolforge Discuss Members,

The following is by way of Doug Loss's proposal for Schoolforge. I know I
am not alone in thinking he, Roger, Felipe and Les and the rest of the
team have done an incredible job with SEUL/EDU and I am looking forward
to working with them on Schoolforge. Doug's messages brought the
following from the back to the front of my mind. I hope you will all join
us in this project to make Schoolforge come alive. Here goes.

Open Source Schools began as a zine for Open Source in education and then
morphed into a zine for publishing news for Schoolforge members. I have
two issues to discuss with you, the Schoolforge Webzine and the
Schoolforge Journal.

First, the Webzine: I try to post good stuff posted to this list, but
would like to request that members also take the initiative to post to
(http://opensourceschools.org also works.) If everyone participated, it
would go a long way toward fulfilling the need for a replacement for
Doug's "Linux in Education" report, IMHO.

Secondly, I would like to revive the journal for 2004, this time in a
slightly different form.

I will write up a more detailed how-to for those wishing to post, but
here are the initial ideas: There will be two kinds of articles, 1.)
unsolicited articles on the writers' chosen topics (welcome any time) and
2.) articles written in response following (proposed) list. I'd be
interested in your comments and suggestions:

The Schoolforge Journal 2004

Three Sections:

I. *Favorite Apps*
II. *Beyond Software*

March: Making the transition to FLOSS: File Sharing, Firewalls and Back

April: Making the transition to FLOSS: The Web

May: Making the transition to FLOSS: The Desktop

September: Going all the way: Making the transition to FLOSS: File
Sharing, Firewalls

October: Going all the Way: The Web

November: Going all the Way: The Desktop

I wanted to put in a section on Open Source Texts, but, realistically, I
think that may have to wait until this time 2005.

Comments and Suggestions?

I will write specific people whom I know to be writers as well as
tinkerers, but I invite you to speak up if you're interested. If you have
experience with free-open source, then you have something worth saying.

I look forward to hearing from you.


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