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SEUL.org: Linux in Education Report #69

May 01, 2002, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Doug Loss for this link. ]

"The effort to create a new Linux gradebook application that was being spearheaded by Mike Eschman of Engima Technologies has foundered. Mike's last message on the subject was:

"After evaulating responses on the gradebook discussion, I have determined the gradebook effort to be a poor use of resources at ETC; therefore, we are withdrawing from the gradebook effort.

"This is unfortunate, but we think it shows an area of concern in promoting open source/free software to non-technical groups. The Linux community isn't divided into providers and consumers. If you want something to happen, you've got to speak up and get involved. Sitting and waiting for others to carry the load just ensures that the load doesn't get carried. This ethic needs to be fostered in our target communities, lest they just sit quietly and wait for us to present them with what they want. Lack of feedback and guidance from the educational community was the reason for Mike's tabling this effort..."

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