Edubuntu in Pakistan
matthew.lye at ubuntu.com
Sat May 9 03:10:31 BST 2009
I work in a University managing about 50 odd labs running custom built
Ubuntu images, Ill ask and and see if I can get permission to give you the
documentation from the development. Even if that is not possible, I can give
you help on anything you need.
You can do anything you set your mind to when you have vision,
determination, and and endless supply of expendable labor.
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On Sat, May 9, 2009 at 12:30 AM, Simón Ruiz <simon.a.ruiz at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 1:13 AM, Mohammad Usman Butt
> <usman at twenty4seven.com.pk> wrote:
> > Hi Simon,
> > We are working on the IT Labs project for The Govt. of Punjab. There are
> > total of 4500 (approx.) labs at the primary and secondary school level.
> > are basically from a Telecom background and have a very large deployment
> > with all the telecom companies operating here (servicing 90 million
> > with about 50 different services). Right now we are working very
> > successfully with speech recognition.
> That's quite a large deployment!
> I myself work for a small independent school in the United States; we
> have about 900 students, K-12, and 4 computer labs of about 20
> computers a piece (though most of our computers are in places other
> than labs).
> > The path ahead looks pretty rough as far as Edubuntu is concerned. When
> > are dealing with government red tape and ancient ideas implanted by
> > marketing companies such as MS! But they (MS) might have shot themselves
> > the foot this time by being greedier than usual and asking for full
> > licensing fees for everything even though this is a public service
> > targeting rural and areas/students.
> I see.
> In our situation, money doesn't really enter into it as much.
> Our biggest hurdle, I think, has been inertia. People just don't like
> > My development team is very good but shorthanded and we will be asking
> > help from you all, if you guys don't mind :-)
> Hey, we're here to help each other. Just ask.
> > Best Regards,
> > M. Usman Butt
> Take care!
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