"Principals from more than 60 elementary, junior high, and
senior high schools of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, signed a "Software
Freedom Manifesto" at the invitation of the city's Education Bureau
on Sep 9 Thursday morning in a press conference. Also announced in
the conference are the the upcoming events of International
Conference on Open Source (ICOS), and the "mother tongue tux usb
key" workshops designed for the growing population of Vietnamese
mothers in Taiwan.
"The manifesto places emphasis on fighting piracy using free
software. It also mentions the creative commons license and the
national document standard format CNS15251, a translated and
re-labeled version of ODF the OASIS standard. Ching-Hwa Tsai,
Director-General of the Education Bureau (the speaker in the photo)
stresses the importance of the learning opportunities for all
children as well as the importance of abiding by the intellectual
property laws. He is also the first director of education bureau
among those in all cities of Taiwan to recognize the importance of
providing a mother tongue-friendly computing environment for the
growing number of Vietnamese parents in Taiwan."
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