[ubuntu-uk] Persuading a school to switch

Mac Ammonius.Grammaticus at googlemail.com
Tue Mar 25 20:00:20 GMT 2008

> On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 5:04 PM, Craig <craig at zygoid.co.uk> wrote:
>>        Obviously this is still in early stages, I was just wondering if
>> this
>> is something that anyone would possibly be interested in doing so I
>> could negotiate further. Otherwise, any ideas on ways to persuade a
>> school to switch to ubuntu?

James Grabham wrote:
>> Its got nothing to do with the school, it will be up to the LEA
>> unfortunately.

James >>> I don't think that's right:  schools make their own decisions 
these days.  And there's actually no such thing as Local Education 
Authorities any more (those ceased to exist as legal entities a couple 
of years ago).  So Craig may have some success just in his own school. 
Let's hope so!

Craig >>> Welcome!  I think your wish to do something for software 
freedom for your school and its students is admirable.  It'll take some 
hard work;  and you'll need to be prepared to persevere despite set 
backs and lack of interest.  You're going to have to persuade your head 
of IT, who'll need to sell the idea of a switch to free software to the 
head teacher and senior management team.  You might start by getting 
your mates interested in Ubuntu, and doing things with their own 
computers that you can all show off to your IT teachers.  And you might 
then try letting your teachers know that BECTA recommends schools to 
consider free software seriously:



(especially paragraphs 6:15 and 6:17)

Very best wishes for the success of your efforts.  But remember the main 
thing first of all is for you to have fun getting really good at using 


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