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Re: [Fsfe-uk] Useful background on FLOSS in education

From: ian
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] Useful background on FLOSS in education
Date: 28 Aug 2003 09:06:17 +0100

On Thu, 2003-08-28 at 08:34, Tom Coady wrote:
> MJ Ray wrote:
> > > http://www.educationau.edu.au/papers/open_source.pdf
> >
> > It is upsetting to see that misconceptions about free software which 
> > originated in European government reports are now being exported 
> > worldwide.  I would not recommend that anyone distributes this report, 
> > but it provides interesting background into some other topics. 
> It would be interesting to know which parts of this document you are 
> referring to; the worst I could find was a certain neutrality, but then 
> I did not read all 49 pages or 168 references ;)

I think on balance its supportive. Ok, some bits are a bit lacking from
a purist perspective, but it certainly better than that QnetiQ study
that was floating about. The critical judgement is whether it will get
us more people converted to the idea of free software or fewer?

ian <address@hidden>

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