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Re: [Fsfe-uk] BBC digital curriculum service in England

From: Brough, Tom
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] BBC digital curriculum service in England
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 10:00:58 +0100

 >Kevin Donnelly <address@hidden> said

>May also simplify future decisions on such things as providing a package of

>curriculum material for developing countries - not relevant at the moment, 
>but could in the future be a practical way for the BBC to contribute
>to aid overseas.

Not So !

In the case of developing countries its relevant now. Brazil is making good
progress towards FLOSS / Open Source. 

The Philippines (where English is commonly a second language)  too,  in some
isolated pockets now has access to
GNU/Linux, for schools where it is there first exposure to computers of any
kind (proprietary or FLOSS based), teaching
materials are welcome break from the learning curve. 

Its amazing what a few redundant computers, a home built server and K12LTSP
can do



>4. It should be released under a non-proprietary license which will allow
>community input to improve it.  Ideally, the license used should be the
I think institutions like the BBC would be more interested in Creative
Commons where they can "control" the "licensing" of materials.
Of course you would want to argue for the most liberal version of Creative
Commons that the BBC would be prepared to release under.
But it would at least give them (the BBC) more choices.


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