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Re: Mission statement

Robert Hopcroft wrote:
> Doug Loss wrote:
> > Give use some sentences for inclusion or modification and let's
> > see where we go.
> Doug, I sat down to write this and the more I thought about it, the more
> I felt there is a problem with the mission statement. I believe the
> latest mission statement is:
> "Seul-edu intends to make Linux the best computer operating system for
> educational purposes."
> I believe the intention is to spread the use of Linux for educational
> purposes because Linux is the best OS. Somehow the above sentence
> conjures up the idea that we are going to make Linux the best OS,
> whereas it already is.. I still like my mission statement which is:
> "Seul-edu is a volunteer project whose goal is spread the use of Linux
> throughout the educational field."
> The wording can be cleaned up, but I think this is closer to our
> mission. 

How about, "Seul-edu intends to make Linux widely used for educational
purposes."  I like a short, clear statement for a single sentence
description.  Saying "educational field" sounds to me like limiting our
purview to organized education, which is something I think we both agree
we don't want to do.  When I wrote the first sentence, I didn't read it
to mean that Linux wasn't up to snuff for use in education and needed
improvement, but I can see where it could be taken that way.

OK folks, we now have three sentences, two from me and one from Bob, to
bat around and work into a one sentence mission statement.  Let's hear
from some others!

Doug Loss                 The difference between the right word and
Data Network Coordinator  the almost right word is the difference
Bloomsburg University     between lightning and a lightning bug.
dloss@bloomu.edu                Mark Twain