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Education, Education, Education

May 15, 2007, 04:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Roberts)

"I heard a phrase today that reminded me of my childhood: '...learning and sharing together.' I'm not sure if I ever heard this exact phrase, but it was definitely a theme that was central to my early education; it's now a central theme of my life again, this time through free software. This link between free software and education was first made by Richard Stallman in his essay Why Schools Should Use Exclusively Free Software, and this link is now being reinforced by the work that's going on with the One Laptop Per Child initiative. I thought today was as good a chance as any to remind ourselves of the role that free software can play in our schools, and the developments that have happened since Richard Stallman wrote that essay..."

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