[ubuntu-uk] French FLOSS for Schools

Benjamin Webb bjwebb67 at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 5 20:50:37 GMT 2007

On 05/02/07, London School of Puppetry <lspinfo at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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)

"Unfortunately, as I am a Private Parliamentary Secretary to a Home
Office Minister, I am not able to sign EDMs but I will draw it to the
attention of colleagues who are able to do so."

So not that negative, but unfortunate. The list of names idea is a
good one. Hopefully that way we can co-ordinate efforts. However, this
is just the ubuntu-uk community, what about people using other types
of Linux. Is there any general effort/web page/community supporting
Linux/Open Source in the UK?

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