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More Than 60 Schools in Kaohsiung City Signed the Software Freedom Manifesto

Sep 15, 2010, 06:04 (0 Talkback[s])

"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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