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Re: [school-discuss] SchoolTool Calendar 0.10 Released
I'd be more than happy to share what I know, as well as any bright
ideas that I may come up with. We rely on corporate sponsorship in
South Africa for our non-profit work too. But schools often have a
range of internal capacity at their disposal: people (staff and
students), infrastructure, willingness to learn, willingness of many
teachers to put in some hours for free, enthusiasm, the department of
education, local businesses and sometimes even a little cash. These
and more can be tapped into and combined with corporate funding to
make it all happen. Indeed, the long term sustainability of such
projects relies on internal enthusiasm, the creation of a committed
community of practitioners, to maintain the momentum that corporate
I am visiting New York in September and was hoping to meet with
anyone in NYC that is using LTSP, or even just plain Linux in
schools. So far my queries, mostly on NYLUG, have led, rather
disappointingly, to exactly *zero* results. I am told that I won't
have much luck, but I'm not going to give up that easily, although I
may have to broaden my search parameters to include anyone that's
interested in introducing LTSP/Linux in schools even if they have not
actually implemented it yet. Perhaps my intended learning visit will
still turn into an evangelism tour!
If anyone on this list can steer me in the right direction I'd be happy.
On 18 Jun 2005, at 1:07 AM, Steve Hargadon wrote:
I'm really interested in doing in the US what you have done.
I want to call it "100 days, 100 schools." We have a big enough list
here of people that I think we could pull it off if we could find a
Keep in touch with me, if you would, should you have any brainstorms.
On 6/16/05, Edward Holcroft <edward@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
As Al already mentioned, k12ltsp.org is the place to start, but I can
say i have installed over 30 computer labs based on K12 ltsp (It's
built on Fedora) all over South Africa and know of well over a
hundred more. These sites are using it to great effect. As far as I'm
concerned it's the best thing since sliced bread. Now the folk at
Ubuntu Linux are working something called edubuntu that they claim
will surpass everything else including K12LTSP - it's one of Mark
Shuttleworth's philanthropical interventions.
In short, LTSP turns throwaway old Pentium 1's into perfectly good
workstations again, probably adding another five years to their life.
I cannot praise K12LTSP highly enough. Of course if you want to roll
your own, you can just go to ltsp.org and install LTSP on top of your
On 16 Jun 2005, at 9:40 PM, Robert Griffith wrote:
I'm new here. What's the K12LTSP 4.2.1?
On Jun 16, 2005, at 10:45 AM, Edward Holcroft wrote:
This tool is included in the latest K12LTSP 4.2.1. Seems to hold
promise for bigger things.
On 16 Jun 2005, at 3:49 PM, Doug Loss wrote:
Someone was asking a bit ago about school timetable software.
This might be of interest: