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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Free software K-12 schools and colleges

From: Bob Jonkman
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Free software K-12 schools and colleges
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2017 07:28:02 -0500
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Hi Vito: The LibrePlanet Ontario group meets once a month, usually
online with Mumble, but in the past some of us were meeting
semi-regularly in person. You've just missed our January meeting, held
on the 24th.

You can see what we've been up to at

We're currently pursuing two strategies:

1) Get the Canadian government to release electronic tax filing
specifications so that Free Software tax preparation software can be

2) Planning for some type of educational activity once the snows have
retreated ("street team outreach")

Feel free to join us for our next meeting on 24 February 2017  (sorry,
I'm behind in  updating the wiki and podcasts)

- --Bob.

On 2017-01-25 06:14 PM, Vito Torleone wrote:
> Thanks Zak.
> Are you aware of local FSF chapters or user groups that meet in 
> person? I'm thinking about organizing such a group with the goal
> of educating members of my community about free software, having
> free software distribution installation events and discussing
> privacy protection tools etc. - all in light of thinking globally
> by acting locally, which may be especially important in these
> uncertain times. I attended user group meetings about various
> topics 20+ years ago and they were always very helpful. Is this a
> model of free software activism that can be effective with online
> assistance now just a few clicks away? Is the personal touch still
> relevant?
> Anyone else please feel free to chime in!
> Vito
> On 01/25/2017 05:09 PM, Zak Rogoff wrote:
>> On 01/25/2017 05:55 AM, Vito Torleone wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Can anyone provide a list of K-12 schools or colleges that use 
>>> only free software in their work with students? I'm
>>> particularly interested in institutions in the New York City
>>> metro area, but Northeast/mid-Atlantic would also be helpful.
>>> I'd like to track down potential contacts and determine if they
>>> might be attending this year's Libre Planet.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Vito
>> If you find even one such school, I'd be thrilled. It would also 
>> be worth making a list of schools that offer GNU/Linux computers 
>> to students, as a wider net to cast.
>> The LibrePlanet Wiki is always available if you'd like to make a
>>  collaborative list:
>> Glad to see people getting excited for LibrePlanet. It's gonna be
>> a fun one.

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