[ubuntu-za] Website for FOSS in Schools

Charl Wentzel charl.wentzel at vodamail.co.za
Thu Mar 26 14:34:34 GMT 2009

Hi William

That looks like a fair structure as it is.  You don't want to make it
too difficult.  The only addition needed is contact information which is


-----Original Message-----
From: William Walter Kinghorn <williamk at dut.ac.za>
Reply-To: Ubuntu South African Local Community
<ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
To: Ubuntu South African Local Community <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-za] Website for FOSS in Schools
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 16:08:41 +0200

Hi Charl, Morgan,

That is part of the Documentation, we need to contact these places and ask them to give Case studies.

Does anyone on this list know if there is a standard doc that can be used for Case Studies, possibly something like this http://www.schoolforge.net/education-case-studies/ubuntu-infrastructure-provides-superior-architecture-and-cost-savings-school-it-project

This is from this : Education Case Studies - http://www.schoolforge.net/education-case-studies

We need to create a standard doc, and which is easy to copy and paste onto the http://www.schoolforge.org.za/, or onto ubuntu-za website

I know that I am pushing docs all the time, but that is what we need, docs include installation, trouble shooting, case studies, How to set up a lab, how to teach with the Apps, etc

From: ubuntu-za-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com [ubuntu-za-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Morgan Collett [morgan at ubuntu.com]
Sent: 26 March 2009 15:35
To: Ubuntu South African Local Community
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-za] Website for FOSS in Schools

On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 14:53, Charl Wentzel
<charl.wentzel at vodamail.co.za> wrote:
> Will there be a list of known installations at schools.  Many have been
> mentioned in these threads.  I sugges we make an effort to add it to
> especially the schoolforge site.
> Nothing "sells" better than working installations!  It's better to have
> proof that it works that trying to convince someone that it "could"
> work.

Good idea. It's something that has worked for OLPC - make it easy to
find out about existing deployments, and get people at those
deployments involved in helping with other deployments or learning
from them.

This could be motivated as part of the "cost" to the school of getting
help from ubuntu-za: provide some transparency into the deployment
itself by giving us information about size of deployment, contact
person, versions installed, etc.

Further from there, we could have a public issues tracker (like trac)
for schools receiving community support to use to log issues - and a
team within ubuntu-za to monitor that and provide hints/tips, or say
"this other school had the same problem, see how it was solved" or
escalate to paid support / launchpad / whatever.


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