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Re: [school-discuss] Open Source CD distribution
Joel, this was discussed a decade ago and the issue seems to resolve thusly. If you are seeing an audience with a commonality, target an ISO/Disk towards that group. There is no such thing as a perfect set of apps.
The idea of selecting what apps will also depend on the various installers. Fedora, SUSE, Ubuntu... the list goes on and there are few options that will fit all for a single disk.
Just points to ponder.
On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 10:06 AM, Joel Kahn <jj2kk4@xxxxxxxxx>
This is the purest brainstorming, but I'm tossing it in to see if it might somehow lead in any kind of productive direction....
Would it make any sense for SchoolForge itself to produce CDs and/or DVDs based on SchoolForge's software list? Like many other FLOSS-related organizations already do, SchoolForge could offer the discs for sale to parties who want the convenience of a particular group of programs on a single disc and are able to pay a modest fee. With luck, it might even be a tiny fund-raising opportunity....
Any potential, or too much hassle?
Subject: Re: [school-discuss] Open Source CD distribution
Yes, good idea. One great way to do this would be to get people to vote on packages that are listed on schoolforge.net
. Can someone come up with a way to motivate people to do some reviews and/or rating? We need people to vote on software they know. By using the rating system, you would also help us to begin learning how to improve it. Laura and Justin have put in countless hours adding software -- you're missing out if you haven't had a look. Oh, and if you tried a month ago and it was broken, it's fixed now.
This might take a bit of time, but what about creating a collection based on opinions here. For example, you yourself already know that LibreOffice is out there now... you could simply download that and place it on a CD along with other recommendations. Just a thought.
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