[Linux-aus] Getting FOSS into schools

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at dhanapalan.com
Fri May 11 22:42:41 EST 2012

On 11 May 2012 16:59, Paul Shirren <shirro at shirro.com> wrote:
> On 11/05/12 4:10 PM, Jonathan Woithe wrote
>> Unless we can encourage FOSS suppliers and supporters to promote FOSS at
>> these events there's absolutely no way FOSS will be widely adopted in
>> schools across Australia.
> http://linux.org.au/content/sydney-education-expo-stand
> Shridhar and others used to do something but he represents OLPC
> Australia now and is making a fairly awesome contribution in other ways.
> I guess it is time for the next generation to step up.

The last time I was involved in the Education Expo (2010), I ran an
OLPC section as well.

I honestly believe that the best way to get FLOSS into schools is
through the One Education programme run by OLPC Australia:


As far as I know, One Education is the most comprehensive technology
in education programme there is, and it is underpinned by FLOSS.

As Engineering Manager at OLPC Australia, I have a responsibility to
ensure that FLOSS remains strong in OLPC. But of course FLOSS is only
as strong as its community. Please contact me if you want to make a
difference. At the very least, you can encourage your local primary
school to adopt the One Education programme.

(only one 'h')

"Our mission is to enhance learning opportunities for over 500,000
primary school aged children by providing each one with a connected XO
laptop as part of a sustainable training and support program, by

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