[tdf-discuss] Re: Paid developers
Le 2011-05-14 17:10, Jean Hollis Weber a écrit :
On Sat, 2011-05-14 at 12:29 +0100, Ian Lynch wrote:
How do you get to those parents? Through the schools? ..Wait, isn't it the
schools that are not ready to change?
I think it varies with the country and perhaps the State. In Australia
we have "Parent-Teacher Associations", which could be the best place to
reach parents directly.
Also, the degree of autonomy of individual schools can vary a lot with
the country and the state. Marc is, I believe, in Canada, which may have
quite a different system than in the USA, for example.
One person with experience getting free software into schools is
Christian Einfeldt, a California lawyer and free software activist, who
is based in San Francisco. Ian will remember Christian from that Linux
expo we attended in San Diego some years ago. He's very active on
Twitter these days; among other things, he talks about his successes
(and failures) getting free s/w into schools.
I finally found a link that I had archived. The Indiana Department of
Education had plans of moving over 300,000 computers to Linux along with
OOo. Here is the link: http://www.doe.in.gov/olt/InACCESS/index.html.
Not sure if they did move to linux as there is no other mention on their
We have had similar threads and discussions on this topic. When I have
time, I'll try to document the main ideas on the wiki as this is one
area of LibreOffice that does interest me.
Network installation/updating and accessibility issues are what, IMHO,
would slow down the adoption in the educational field.
For LibreOffice adoption, countries where school autonomy from the point
of view of software acquisition is where we can make in-roads with well
placed marketing strategies.
Marc in Canada :-)
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