Some 16 months ago, I intended to sum up the news I got aware of in regards to Free Software in Education on a regular basis. I still think that this is a good idea, but I guess I should shorten the time span between the postings. I figured, it’s quite a lot to catch up with if you wait too long
What happened inside the FSFE?
- April 2009: Thomas Jensch becomes coordinator of the Edu-Team.
- April 2009: FSFE members of the Austrian team held speaches throughout the “Linuxwochen Österreich Tour” about Free Software in schools and education.
- June 2009: Edu Free Software activist and FSFE Fellow Richard Rothwell died.
- September 2009: more than 25 Fellows joined a chat session about Free Software in education
- May 2010: Fellow Frederick Gladhorn wrote a blog post about the KDE Edu meeting in Switzerland
- 2008-05-28: Education Ministry plans increase of Open Source in schools
- 2010-07-25: Increasing number of schools turn to open source
- 2010-05-13: Over a hundred schools using open source
2009-06-25: Berlin art colleges switch to GNU/Linux
2009-09-30: Münster started OpenOffice pilot in schools
2009-08-28: Free Software in the Icelandic Education System
- 2009-07-14: Jaworzno moves schools to open source desktops
As the feed-back from my previous post, Hendrik informed me about “Advanced Free Software Tools” in Gotenburg, Sweden.
2009-09-08: Politicians demand more open source in education
I checked for updates of all distributions I could find on the Fellowship wiki, so if you know more, please add them there.
- Linux Advanced 10.0 has been released
- desktop4education 2010 released
- siss 1.0 released
- lernstick Version 2010-04-30 released
- Skolelinux 5.0 released
- KinderTux 3.03 released
- Arktur 5.2.04 released
- OSS 3.1 released
- Edubuntu 10.04 LTS released
- eyeOS 2.2 released
- Qimo 2.0 released
- KDE Edu launched a new website. It is also noteworthy that the KDE edu applications can now also be run under Windows.
Free Software courses are available at the Free Technology Acadamy.
After a few months outside of Europe, I just began to catch up with things, so the preview is rather short:
This can’t be complete, I can only write about things I get aware of. Please help me with your feed-back either in the comments or per email. If you have any news to share that are somewhat related to Free Software in education, you can do so through the mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org or write a short dent to the OFSET group at identi.ca.