[ubuntu-uk] Leaflets [long reply]

Kris Marsh moogman at gmail.com
Sun May 6 13:17:04 BST 2007


On 5/6/07, norman <norman at littletank.org> wrote:
> I would like to raise another point relevant to all UK citizens. We all,
> in one way or another, pay taxes a fair proportion of which gets spent
> on education. Thus, if schools could be persuaded to change to Ubuntu,
> by how much would our taxes be reduced or cash released for other
> beneficial things such as health? Surely, Ubuntu can do most, if not
> all, of the things needed in schools. So, why are we not targeting our
> local councillors with our propaganda. We have just had theirs in the
> local elections so why not retaliate?
>
> You may accuse me of being Political but then, isn't this freedom thing
> that Linux users preach about, a Political philosophy?
>
> Norman

Hi Norman,

I and many others agree with you. Have you heard of Edubuntu?
<http://www.edubuntu.org/> - it's an OS, based on Ubuntu, that is
specifically catered to schools and classrooms.

The Ubuntu UK team have some information on our wiki site
<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UKTeam/Education>, explaining we can all help
to push Open Source Software to our schools and governments.

If you would like to help, you can email or write a letter to your
local MP, as well as speak to your local council and schools. If you
would like me to send you a copy of my note to my local MP, then I'd
be happy to do so.

You can also check out http://www.openschoolsalliance.org/ for more information.

Arguably, an OS that is designed to cater particularly for schools, is
much stronger than "other leading brands" :-)


Thanks for bringing up an interesting point!

Kris



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