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France to install Linux in schoolsOct 30, 1998, 15:18 (7 Talkback[s])
In an agreement struck October 28 between AFUL (the French association of Linux users) and the French Ministry of Education, AFUL will assist with installing Linux and Free Software networks in high schools, junior high schools and primary schools throughout France.
Here is the report posted by Cyril Bortolato to the Silicon Valley Linux Users mailing list.
From: Cyril Bortolato Subject: [svlug] Linux and free software in french schools Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 09:41:09 -0800 (PST) To: email@example.com Reply-To: Cyril Bortolato The AFUL (French Association of Linux and free software Users) reached an agreement with the French Ministry of Education on October 28th. http://www.aful.org/education/accord.html Look at paragraph 3. Here's a translation: -- begin translation ARTICLE 3. Setting up networks On the basis of projects, the AFUL will give its support for setting up networks in high schools, junior high schools and primary schools while contributing to the implementation of Internet / Intranet technologies available or to develop using free platforms and free software. 3.1 - projects The AFUL engages on these bases: - to proceed, directly or via its members, with the development of turn-key LAN solutions for junior high and high schools containing machines servers running under the Linux operating system. The possible deployment of the application is the responsibility of the academy and its partners, the role of the AFUL and its members limiting itself to supply software and assistance with the installation of the network. - to install multi-boot workstations, with for example the Linux system and a commercial operating system, for the teaching projects which would like to exploit such a provision. - to propose, on an experimental basis, to the schools or groups of voluntary primary schools, the installations similar to those implemented in the high and junior high schools. - to ensure a technical aid for the implementation of the projects, according to the methods described in article 3.2 -- end translation Article 3.2 has to do with AFUL creating on-line documentations, and remote installation of software over the Net. This agreement will last 2 years and will be reconducted automatically. I think this is a big win over MS! MS is lobbying in french education to have Windoze installed in every schools.. Cyril
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