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Re: [edu-eu]my thoughts (long)

From: Hilaire Fernandes
Subject: Re: [edu-eu]my thoughts (long)
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 16:16:13 +0100


Regarding the motivation of this FSFE mailing list, I am personnaly
enclined for a gnu.* hierarchy


On Sun, 29 Dec 2002 20:31:34 -0600
Susan Stewart <address@hidden> wrote:

> Anyone have any thoughts about which hierarchy it might be best to form this 
> group under?  The three options I'm currently considering are:
> gnu.* hierarchy... possibly name it this would be concise, 
> logical, 
> and a logical place to look for us.  On the down side, though, many servers 
> don't carry the gnu.* hierarchy, and placing the group there would mean that 
> the moderators would have to limit posts fairly strictly to those dealing 
> with free software specifically.
> linux.* hierarchy... this is more widely available than the gnu.* hierarchy 
> and would allow discussion on a broader level, including the discussion of 
> non-free and free software that often work together.  However, discussion of 
> systems using GNU Hurd would be considered off topic.
> comp.* hierarchy... if we place the group properly, we could make the 
> discussion as broad as we like.  Also, as part of the big 8, the comp.* 
> hierarchy is as widely available on the web as anything we could hope for.  
> The only real drawback that I see is that there is a little more red tape 
> involved in creating under the big 8 hierarchies, which I'm told to expect 
> will take 3-4 months.  However, I have no qualms about doing it if that is 
> the general consensus among the folks I talk to.
> So, what would you name a newsgroup created to provide a forum for educators 
> to discuss the role that free software plays in the classroom, including the 
> non-free software that interacts with it?
> Susan
> On Sunday 29 December 2002 06:22 am, Wiebe van der Worp wrote:
> > As Susan more or less mentioned you have to get over some critical point
> > (amount of interest) to make this successful. But trying it is worth it,
> > even if you/we fail.
> >
> >  From the Dutch's point of view I will do my best to
> > promote it. Your approach is practical and I am sure there is an broad
> > interest to fill the gap between those geeks and ordinary Win users.
> >
> > Least I could do is place a link on
> >
> > Hope to hear more soon...
> >
> > Wiebe
> >
> >
> >
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