[ubuntu-uk] Help get Windows out of schools

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Mon Feb 9 19:16:07 GMT 2009

2009/2/8 Vinothan Shankar <neversaymonkey at googlemail.com>:
> I've created a petition to the Prime Minister to make the primary OS in
> schools free and open source - it can be found at
> http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/nonMSschools.  To anyone that points
> out I should have suggested Ubuntu for Education, the first submission
> did, but was rejected on the grounds that it was "promoting commercial
> products or services".  The petition should probably also have pointed
> out that schools could keep the same hardware, but petitions there are
> restricted to 1000 characters including spaces.

This has been discussed heavily elsewhere including on the BBC
Backstage mailing list.


For those not on it the thread is archived here:-


One particular mail which caught my eye:-



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