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SEUL.org: Linux in Education Report #94

Apr 22, 2003, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Doug Loss)

[ Thanks to Doug Loss for this link. ]

"A company named I-Silver has announced LUISA, the Linux Universal Internet Server Application. It appears that this is primarily an integration effort, with little or no proprietary software added. Their Spring Special pricing is US $1795.

"Lalescu Liviu told us about a genetic algorithm/evolutionary program that he has written, aimed to automatically schedule the courses of a faculty/high-school. We haven't tried it yet, but it looks intriguing.

"Chris Puttick's Schoolforge UK organization is developing nicely. The various localized Schoolforge groups are intended to be something like LUGs, but with the emphasis on the educational side of the balance rather than on the Linux side. So rather than having an occasional educational theme within a more general LUG, the Schoolforge groups will be focussed on education at all times, with Linux, open documentation/texts, free curricula, etc. as their regular topics. Another local Schoolforge group is getting started in Bangkok (it's unclear as yet whether it will be called Schoolforge Bangkok or Schoolforge Thailand). We expect to see more in the future..."

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