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From: Pavel Kharitonov
Subject: trans-coord/gnun/philosophy schools.html
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2011 07:37:53 +0000

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-<!--#include virtual="/server/header.html" -->
-<title>Why Schools Should Exclusively Use Free Software - GNU Project - Free 
Software Foundation (FSF)</title>
-<!--#include virtual="/server/banner.html" -->
-<!--#include virtual="/philosophy/po/schools.translist" -->
-<h2>Why Schools Should Exclusively Use Free Software</h2>
-<p>by <a href="";>Richard Stallman</a></p>
-<p>There are general reasons why all computer users should insist on
-free software: it gives users the freedom to control their own
-computers&mdash;with proprietary software, the computer does what the
-software owner wants it to do, not what the user wants it to do.  Free
-software also gives users the freedom to cooperate with each other, to
-lead an upright life.  These reasons apply to schools as they do to
-everyone.  The purpose of this article is to state additional reasons
-that apply specifically to education.</p>
-<p>Educational activities (including schools) have
-a <a href="/education/education.html">duty to teach only free
-software.</a>  Here are the reasons.
-<p>First, free software can save schools money. Free software gives
-schools, like other users, the freedom to copy and redistribute the
-software, so the school system can make copies for all the computers
-they have. In poor countries, this can help close the digital
-<p>This obvious reason, while important in practical terms, is rather
-shallow. And proprietary software developers can eliminate this reason
-by donating copies to the schools.  (Warning: a school that accepts
-such an offer may have to pay for upgrades later.)  So let's look at
-the deeper reasons.</p>
-<p>Schools have a social mission: to teach students to be citizens of
-a strong, capable, independent, cooperating and free society.  They
-should promote the use of free software just as they promote
-recycling.  If schools teach students free software, then the students
-will tend to use free software after they graduate.  This will help
-society as a whole escape from being dominated (and gouged) by
-<p>What schools should refuse to do is teach dependence.  Those
-corporations offer free samples to schools for the same reason tobacco
-companies distribute free cigarettes to minors: to get children
-addicted <a href="#1">(1)</a>.  They will not give discounts to these
-students once they've grown up and graduated.</p>
-<p>Free software permits students to learn how software works.  Some
-students, on reaching their teens, want to learn everything there is
-to know about their computer and its software.  They are intensely
-curious to read the source code of the programs that they use every
-day.  To learn to write good code, students need to read lots of code
-and write lots of code.  They need to read and understand real
-programs that people really use.  Only free software permits this.</p>
-<p>Proprietary software rejects their thirst for knowledge: it says,
-&ldquo;The knowledge you want is a secret&mdash;learning is
-forbidden!&rdquo; Free software encourages everyone to learn. The free
-software community rejects the &ldquo;priesthood of technology&rdquo;,
-which keeps the general public in ignorance of how technology works;
-we encourage students of any age and situation to read the source code
-and learn as much as they want to know. Schools that use free software
-will enable gifted programming students to advance.</p>
-<p>The deepest reason for using free software in schools is for moral
-education. We expect schools to teach students basic facts and useful
-skills, but that is not their whole job. The most fundamental job of
-schools is to teach good citizenship, which includes the habit of
-helping others. In the area of computing, this means teaching people
-to share software.  Schools, starting from nursery school, should tell
-their pupils, &ldquo;If you bring software to school, you must share
-it with the other students.  And you must show the source code to the
-class, in case someone wants to learn.&rdquo;</p>
-<p>Of course, the school must practice what it preaches: all the
-software installed by the school should be available for students to
-copy, take home, and redistribute further.</p>
-<p>Teaching the students to use free software, and to participate in
-the free software community, is a hands-on civics lesson. It also
-teaches students the role model of public service rather than that of
-tycoons.  All levels of school should use free software.</p>
-<li><cite><a name="1"></a>RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company was
-fined $15m in 2002 for handing out free samples of cigarettes at
-events attended by children.  See <a 
-<!--#include virtual="/server/footer.html" -->
-<div id="footer">
-Please send FSF &amp; GNU inquiries to
-<a href="mailto:address@hidden";>&lt;address@hidden&gt;</a>.
-There are also <a href="/contact/">other ways to contact</a>
-the FSF.
-<br />
-Please send broken links and other corrections or suggestions to
-<a href="mailto:address@hidden";>&lt;address@hidden&gt;</a>.
-Please see the 
-<a href="/server/standards/README.translations.html">Translations
-README</a> for information on coordinating and submitting
-translations of this article.
-Copyright &copy; 2003, 2009 Richard Stallman
-<br />
-This page is licensed under a <a rel="license"
-Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License</a>.
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-$Date: 2011/09/20 18:10:29 $
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