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Re: [loco-contacts] Mention of Ubuntu at National Computer Board workshop


A desktop in a school might "break" 10 times more than that in an office.
Kids mess up a lot & if the school staff isn't skilled they will call "tech
support" :-)


On Wed, May 20, 2015 at 1:12 PM, Nayar Joolfoo <nayar@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> What kind of support a primary school lab might require? For offices makes
> sense.
> Lugm and Ubuntu Mauritius could help in that. I don't know. This gotta
> start somewhere. Else Linux will just be kept mentioning and Microsoft
> licenses would get bought.
> Regards
> On 20 May 2015 10:20, "Ish Sookun" <ish@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hello Nayar,
>> On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 10:29 PM, Nayar Joolfoo <nayar@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>> wrote:
>>> Do you guys think the new Technology minister would pay heed to install
>>> Ubuntu with Libreoffice in primary schools? Atleast for new schools?
>> ​The Minister would want to see stable projects with good support. In the
>> past, the Ministry of Education opted only for proprietary software due to
>> support that is easily available from local companies. How many local
>> companies support FOSS? Nada. There is not even one local company that
>> offers enterprise-class support for FOSS applications on the desktop. The
>> Ministry would want this.
>> Another way would be for the local community to show the growth & demand
>> for FOSS. If the software needs can be auto-supported by the local
>> community, then yes, maybe that would push the Minister to consider Ubuntu
>> & LibreOffice for primary schools.
>> The Ministry of Technology, Communication & Innovation​ cited its
>> intention to adopt FOSS based on the worldwide trend. There is no strong
>> policy yet neither any commitment.
>> Regards,
>> --
>> ​Ish Sookun
>> - Geek by birth, Linux by choice.
>> - I blog at HACKLOG.in.
>> https://twitter.com/IshSookun ^^ Do you tweet?