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Re: [school-discuss] Discussion About Linux on Linkedin

The confusion is astounding, I agree.  The "open-washing" of so many recent initiatives has removed most of the meaning of "open", and "free" has always had it's difficulties.  A colleague of mine recently attended a conference where a speaker talked up the benefits of "open source" resources like facebook and skype (groan).  He had to ask for a sidebar afterward to explain.

The students who take my class on F/OSS in Education (tinyurl.com/fossclass) are mostly practicing teachers, and rarely come to class knowing what f/oss actually means.

On 01/28/2014 07:42 AM, Robert Litt wrote:

in my experience, I am surprised to see that many teachers do not know the difference between proprietary an open source software

On Jan 27, 2014 11:21 PM, "Dirk Schouten" <d.schouten@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
but I know there are teachers that would be completely confused.

What's against teachers learning something :-)
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