[ubuntu-uk] French FLOSS for Schools

Benjamin Webb bjwebb67 at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 5 21:01:14 GMT 2007


On 05/02/07, Caroline Ford <caroline.ford.work at googlemail.com> wrote:
> London School of Puppetry 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.
> >
> I think members of the government (even all the way down to PPSes etc)
> are not allowed (by protocol only I think) to sign early day motions.
> It'll be his position as pps to the deputy minister for paperclips
> that'll stop him signing it, not his position as an MP.
>
> My MP is Harriet Harman - she is a minister and won't be able to sign
> early day motions.
>
> I'm not sure a generally supportive response means anything. They have
> standard letters which they send out on these occasions - they don't
> want to alienate you but they don't commit themselves to anything.
>
> Caroline (secretlondon)

I had released it wasn't the fact he was an MP. You're probably right
about the positive response as well. However, a possibly standard
postivie response is better than a negative one I guess.

What about my UK-Linux question. Is there any "official" overal site
for Linux in the UK?



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