[Ilugc] Tamil Nadu, +1 Syllabus, GNU/Linux
thiaguwin at sancharnet.in
Mon Mar 7 23:40:18 IST 2005
Hope you know about Wipro Premj's Efforts to literate the rural india.
at present they are going to do it in Tamil Nadu with the help of SSA.
Their Objective is "How to use computer ", they have an opertunity to
introduce Free and Open Software along with GNU /Linux.
but , i think , they use [ promote ] MS based application. [ i am yet to
get a clear picture ]
Ramanraj K wrote:
> Suresh Ramasubramanian wrote:
>> On Sun, Mar 06, 2005 at 03:03:01PM +0530, Joe Steeve wrote:
>>> For now, it should be atleast `GNU/Linux` instead of `Linux`. I
>>> think, FSF-TN should be working with the governmental departments
>>> with this.
>> Oh, so you want to get a law passed making people say GNU/Linux?
> Copyright Law gives the author(s) the right to due credit and honour
> in respect of their works, and no other special law is necessary to
> get it enforced. AFAIK, FSF and RMS merely *request* that the
> GNU/Linux Operating System be called by that name. (see:
> http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/linux-gnu-freedom.html )
> But in schools, the issue could become a yes/no question like: "Is it
> correct to call the Gnu/Linux Operating System as Linux ?" and getting
> it wrong means losing marks ;)
> Substantially, the inclusion of free software in the curriculum will
> result in significant gains for the teachers and students.
> Our Supreme Court recently said: "An educational institution runs
> smoothly when the teacher and the taught are engaged in the common
> ideal of pursuit of knowledge."
> It is needless to point out that Free Software helps to the utmost
> extent possible in the pursuit of knowledge. Free Software philosophy
> have also brought in a sea of change, the way curriculums are designed
> and taught, the world over, and we are no exception. The change to
> free software based on open standards is not by accident, but due to
> the efforts of RMS and several thousands of volunteers world wide, who
> deeply desired this change and made contributions for the better.
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