[IAEP] [support-gang] Fwd: w7sins FUD
billkerr at gmail.com
Wed Sep 2 02:14:01 EDT 2009
Yes the new paragraph is more reasonable:
Microsoft is now targeting governments who are purchasing XOs, in an attempt
to get them to replace the free software with Windows. It remains to be seen
to what degree Microsoft will succeed. But with all of this pressure,
Microsoft has harmed a project that has distributed more than 1 million
laptops running free software, and has taken aim at the low-cost platform as
a way to make poor children around the world dependent on its products. The
OLPC threatens to become another example of the way Microsoft convinces
governments around the world that an education involving computers must be
synonymous with an education using Windows. In order to prevent this, it is
vital that we work to raise global awareness of the harm Microsoft's
involvement does to our children's education.
On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 1:08 AM, Bobby Powers <bobbypowers at gmail.com> wrote:
> in any case, the text appears to be fixed now in a much more reasonable
> On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 4:52 PM, Sebastian
> Silva<sebastian at fuentelibre.org> wrote:
> > 2009/8/31 Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>
> >> I don't think anyone on this list was suggesting that Windows on OLPC
> >> was/is a good/appropriate solution for learning. But there is a free
> >> software alternative, Sugar, that is designed to be appropriated by
> >> the local community/culture. We were asking, why doesn't the FSF
> >> promote alternatives (Sugar or some other free learning platform) in
> >> parallel with their anti-cultural-imperialism message?
> >> -walter
> > Walter,
> > I thank you for taking my comment and bringing it back into the
> > constructive sphere. Indeed your question is a very good one.
> > WRT business oriented platforms, I think the idea is that those
> > promote themselves (due to market dynamics)... except in niches
> > like education, health, environment, where, well, they don't.
> > So your point is very valid that the FSF could and perhaps
> > should promote alternatives for education (such as Sugar).
> > Then again, perhaps that is part of our place as SugarLabs
> > ( or perhaps at least our Local Labs efforts which are closer
> > to deployments ).
> > I don't think pointing at the problem is so bad, because the first
> > step to meaningful change is recognizing there is a problem.
> > Cheers
> > Sebas
> > --
> > Sebastian Silva
> > Laboratorios FuenteLibre
> > http://blog.sebastiansilva.com/
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