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[seul-edu] Helping Digikata
A while ago, Alan Chen told us about his organization Digikata and
asked our help:
> On September 4, 2001, Digikata LLC was awarded a Phase I, Small
> Business Innovation Research grant from the US Department of
> Education. Digikata proposed that the educational sector could
> greatly benefit from the development of a low-cost server
> based on Open Source technologies and Open Source processes. Over
> next six months, the Phase I goals for my company are:
> 1) Develop a critera by which Digikata and schools can evaluate
> utility of open source components. Provide a survey of
> using this criteria.
> 2) Develop a prototype server applicance and deploy it in two
> "template" environments. Two organizations within the Pomona
> Unified School district have agreed to be the template
> environments. Because education has such a wide variety of
> the Phase I prototype will be tuned to the needs of these
> environments. However, see 3 below.
> 3) Engage the Open Source community by soliciting input regarding
> and 2. In addition, make availiable downloads or CD's of the
> protoype software to expand testing (and hopefully feature set)
> beyond the two template environments.
We never responded to that so far as I saw. I'd like to see some
discussion on Alan's points 1 and 2; we may have a good chance to
influence the development of this server appliance. Alan's on the
mailing list, I think. Aren't you, Alan?
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