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[school-discuss] Possible lead on open source
Yeah, I know it is's outlook.
Karl Pena (firstname.lastname@example.org) sent me your way. I am copying this to the
schoolforge-discuss list as well, hopefully there will some coordination if
folks can act on this."lead." Here is a link for
I started a list about 3 years ago around the concept of an electronic
device built under open source guidelines to replace the printed textbook.
Here is my page on the puppy. http://www.linuxhelpers.org/ed-e-book.html.
The list for this has been swallowed up by Yahoo and the meager archives are
I have recently gotten an email from a Bob Chappell, and I think it seems
they may be open to the notion of open source solutions. I am reading a lot
into the email, but if you know of someone that is a really awesome salesman
on opensource, this could be an oppotunity to make serious inroads. I only
know what I have read in the email and what I was able to dig off of the
Here is my basis for thinking Mr. Chappell is in Page county :
Division Name: Page County Public Schools
Superintendent: Dr. Robert T. Chappell
Phone Number: (540) 743-6533 Fax Number: (540) 743-7784
Mailing Address: 735 W Main St Luray, VA 22835
Here is the email sent to the group.
From: "rchappell55" <email@example.com>
Date: Wed Oct 16, 2002 5:36 am
Subject: Availability of k-12 textbooks in electronic format
I am a Virginia School Supt. interested in exploring the electronic
textbook as an alternative to costly hardback books. Does anyone have
info about whether major k-12 publishers are offering their products
in the electronic format? We are currently accessing on-line course
ware in some high school subjects. Otherwise, we are spending huge
sums of public funds on hard copies that become quickly obsolete and
Good luck, and I hope it is a good lead.