[ubuntu-uk] French FLOSS for Schools

London School of Puppetry lspinfo at gmail.com
Mon Feb 5 20:38:35 GMT 2007

On 05/02/07, Benjamin Webb <bjwebb67 at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On 05/02/07, gord <gordallott at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, 2007-02-04 at 22:44 +0000, Benjamin Webb wrote:
> > > It seems as if schools in France will be distributing Open Source
> > > Software - http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20070202/tc_infoworld/85707.
> > > Its a shame that our government isn't trying to do anything like this.
> > >
> >
> > and they won't unless we keep up the offensive :) try writing to your MP
> > benjamin i think most of us have had positive experiences doing that.
> >
> I have written once to my MP, about the Early Day Motion. He seemed
> fairly supportive of Free Software, but couldn't sign the Motion
> because of his position.

Because of his position?????? it's because of his position you wrote
to him. Actually, I think we should all have a note of the names and
addresses of the MPs of everyone on the forum.
Then when any of us write to our MP we pass on the word then everyone
on the forum also sends a letter- Some years ago stage designers did
this every time there was a review of a show that didn't mention the
designer- the papers soon got the message and now you never see a
review without the designer mentioned in great detail. The trouble
with MPs is that they are ambitious and do not want to stand out from
the crowd unless they have a lot to gain from a very popular cause.

This issue about education is very important to all tax payers- we
should be extremely persistent- Maybe the question to the MPs is 'are
you in favour of unnecessary and wasteful expenditure in our schools?'

Caroline (lsp)
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