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Re: [school-discuss] Left out in the cold (was: EFL)

There has been a move to get this sort of thing happening here in New
Zealand with an open letter sent to the government asking that an official
position be taken favouring open source software:
There are currently 425 co-signers.

The government response ( http://www.openz.org/mallard_response.php ) has
been rather non-commital at this stage however. <sigh>

----- Original Message -----
From: "Leon Brooks" <leon@brooks.fdns.net>
To: <schoolforge-discuss@schoolforge.net>
Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 2:57 AM
Subject: Re: [school-discuss] Left out in the cold (was: EFL)

> On Wed, 4 Sep 2002 19:21, Richard Smedley wrote:
> > At this rate the US and Europe will be left
> > behind by the rest of the world in a couple
> > of decades as Palladium leaves young people
> > unable to explore their computers and learn
> > how things work :-(
> Yes, I was looking at South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, China, Singapore,
> Malysia, etc... an awful lot of countries in the neighbourhood of
> have made a significant positive statement or enacted helpful legislation
> Open Source, and Australia still dithers. If the Philippines, Indonesia
> Papua follow suit, it will be just about down to ANZ and Japan versus the
> rest of Asia/Oceania.
> Cheers; Leon