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Re: [K12OSN] Application Help

You've got my support. I know it would run much better on something other
than Windows networking. I'll start pushing from here if you start pushing
from there..


> I would be more than interested in pushing the developer, if I can get
> more support behind me...
> How many people would be interested?
> k12osn redhat com writes:
>>any chance that enough of us could push the vendor of this program to
>>port this
>>program to a linux os?
>>my understanding is that this is an old mac/win3.1 program anyway and
>>may be
>>well suited for wine.
>>Steve Langasek wrote:
>>> On Wed, May 29, 2002 at 08:34:56AM -0700, Shawn-Hamby -ESC wrote:
>>> > Thank you all for your responses.  To clarify, STAR Reading is the
>>> > assessment piece of Accelerated Reader, and every student in our
>>> > is assessed with this application.  I have labs throughout every
>>> > that seem at times to be dedicated just for this application.
>>> > So, here comes my dilemma.  These labs we are looking at, are all
>>full of
>>> > donated computers.  The schools can not afford to license any
>>software for
>>> > these platforms, be it Windows or any Linux type software.  If I
>>> > can develop them a free platform, that meets or exceeds what they
>>> > are currently able to do with their Windows labs, I can easily get
>>> > the momentum needed to test and evaluate Linux in our environment.
>>> > I
>>> > love to go to CodeWeavers, but I won't be able to license any
>>software for
>>> > each one of these machines.
>>> With the exception of their CrossOver plugin code (a proprietary
>>> library that links between Wine and your Linux web browser),
>>> CodeWeavers does
>>> charge per-seat licenses for any of their software: they were one of
>>> the principal backers of the decision to switch Wine to use the LGPL
>>> license, and all work they've done on Wine for *any* of their
>>> customers has been released back into the public, freely-available
>>> tree.  You
>>> not be buying software from them, you would be contracting with them
>>> to get your choice application working under Wine.  Paying them to
>>> fix up Wine would certainly cost more than buying a single OS
>>> license, but if there's as much market for this application as
>>> discussion here suggests, you may find it possible to share the
>>> development costs with other districts that are in the same boat as
>>> you:  and once the development's done, you would have no ongoing
>>> license costs to worry about.
>>> Steve Langasek
>>> postmodern programmer
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Michael Williams                   Instructional Technology
Haywood County Schools          216 Charles St. Clyde, NC 28721
http://www.k12linux.org                 (828) 627-8314

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