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Re: [seul-edu] Site@School V2.1 betatesters needed
Truly, there's antiamericanism in the air, in the world, ...
Anyway,I do remember when open source communities were small and nobody
had any other idea than help and collaborate. Now, OS communities have
become large and frankly speaking, the quality has lowered.
I am in the open source community, and whatever that's open source is
welcomed, even it's GPL'ed by the very same George Bush.
mga <-Spaniard since childbirth till today
PS: Once we defeate MicroShit, we can start with another Troll, like
Hollywood or MacDonald....
Or are you, antiamericanists, going against Colorado Canyon?
El dom, 01 de 02 de 2004 a las 18:18, Harry McGregor escribió:
> Ok, I wanted to stay out of this, but I can't.
> On Sat, 2004-01-31 at 05:35, Hans Paijmans wrote:
> > Why fight the monopoly of Microsoft if we surrender without comment
> > to the American monopoly on education and culture?
> Who says that America has a monopoly on education and culture?
> Personally, and this comes from living in the US most of my life, I feel
> quit the opposite.
> The reason I got involved in Open Source and Free Software in Education,
> and the reason I have put considerable resources into starting OSEF
> (www.osef.org) with the help of many others, is that we feel the
> American education system as a whole is broken.
> Myself, I dropped out of high school to attend college, and wound up
> teaching at the junior college level by the time I was 20. I feel the
> American education system by and large harms students in the name of
> profits ($). One of the goals of OSEF is to enhance education through
> the use of technology, another major goal is to integrate Open Source
> and Free Software ideology and concepts into the greater education
> As far a culture goes, I find that the US has a very dull culture as a
> whole, it's only when you start dealing with different ethnic groups
> within the US that "American" culture has any appeal to me (Greek,
> Jewish, Russian, etc).
> > SEUL comes into it because I have the distinct feeling that
> > non-American attempts at cooperation and non-American software
> > in the past have been ignored by SEUL.
> And where do you get that idea from? I have worked with SEUL
> participants from all over the world, Canada, England, Brazil, Taiwan,
> France, etc.
> > If that has been an
> > honest communication glitch I would like to discuss the chain
> > of events with you off-list.
> Attitudes likes yours, which I have seen expressed by Europeans in the
> Open Source community before, give me the impression that Europe is even
> more of a protectionist than the United States, which is hard to
> When OSEF received it's 501(c)3 non-profit status from the United States
> Internal Revenue Service, the news made DebianPlanet.org. The first
> post was "oh, this does not matter, it's US based". Not, what can we do
> to help make more official the groups that are working in Europe (such
> as OFSET, a very wonderful group, yet I don't think they have actual
> corporation status, or the equivalent of a chartable status in Europe).
> The comment was written in a very destructive tone and manner, not
> constructive saying what can we do here closer to home.
> Your comment is making me rethink my plans to take my honeymoon in
> Europe this summer (yes, I am getting married for those of you who don't
> already know). Or should I just make sure that I travel on my Canadian
> passport (yes, I am dual American/Canadian).
> Harry McGregor, CEO, Co-Founder
> Hmcgregor@osef.org, (520) 661-7875 (CELL)
> Open Source Education Foundation, http://www.osef.org
> A non-profit tax exempt charitable organization