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RE: [school-discuss] Progress: Approaching 100 Members
Dear Mr. Mervyn,
Thanks for working with us; you're one of the many "types" of people with "the
right stuff" for helping schools: you know both worlds. I'm sure I speak for
everyone in saying you're more than welcome here and your help for schools is
appeciated. We certainly look to you and all the rest of the Schoolforge
supporters, who far out-number the members, to be in this effort with us. Of
course, joining a member group is also a good thing, right?
Quoting "Mervyn, Jason" <JMervyn@wps.odeDoDEA.edu>:
> Mr. Bucknell,
> I wouldn't consider myself a true "member" - I work for the Dept. of
> Education Activity (parent organization for the U.S. military school
> system). DoDEA is firmly in the Microsoft camp, and I sincerely doubt that
> it will wake up even after the MS licenses start wasting vast amounts of
> money that should be spent on other IT projects.
> However, as a beginner Linux user, please consider me a supporter since I'm
> interested in the growth of Linux in schools. I have donated many PC's
> during my time working in the Government, and was disgusted by the recent
> policies' use against schools. I also have had to work far too extensively
> with Chancery's WinSchool to be happy with it, and am particularly
> interested in MySQL alternatives.
> Jason H. Mervyn
> Computer Specialist
> NY & VA DDESS
> (845) 938-5276
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Bucknell [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 5:45 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [school-discuss] Progress: Approaching 100 Members
> Dear Schoolforge Members and Supporters,
> I have just been looking over the membership list and would like your help
> consolidating it as we approach 100 members. We need to know who's really a
> member (still) and who's missing, and we need everyone's details. It would
> if everyone put the name of the country in which their project/org works
> their member description. You can send it to me if you like.
> Here's what the members' list says right now (check it out on
> We have 92 members by my count. Time to sift and make sure of who our
> are as we count down to the century mark:
> Lithuania, US, ATCnet (Africa), Australia, India, Turkey, Ukraine, UK,
> Slovakia, Germany, (is, bg), Uruguay, Pakistan, Sweden, Thailand, Brazil,
> Denmark, South Africa, Mexico, Greece, Singapore, Canada, Italy, Belize,
> That makes 26 without ATCnet which is a group from or for Africa, but with
> defined member states.
> I added Brazil based on a member's e-mail address and the description.
> ***I see .is and .bg on two e-mail addresses.
> These are Bulgaria and Iceland, but I see no mention of those countries in
> ***Where are: France, the Netherlands, China, Colombia?
> I think we have people from those countries involved.
> ***How do we distinguish (or do we) between groups _from_ a country and
> working _for_ it in some capacity?
> ***Three or four projects (more?) have no URL's. Anyone looking for a site
> should speak up. Among us we can host worthy projects. Having a site is
> we defined an "organization" so all members ought to have one.
> Let's get this cleaned up so we can crow over our growth, ok? If you're on
> list and you are in a LUG or a school where you are using some free and
> source tools, consider joining Schoolforge.
> http://members.iteachnet.org/~home About Membership
> http://opensourceschools.org Open Source Schools Journal
> http://schoolforge.net member Schoolforge Coalition for Open Educational
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