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Re: Fishing License



Jacques B. wrote:
I would talk to the school system now as they will probably be
rebuilding systems in the summer.  It is a great time to install any new
or updates software.

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Robin Laing


Good point.  I'd pursue that if it wasn't that I was moving this
summer.  I wouldn't have time to mount a reasonable battle plan before
moving.

I'll have to face an uphill battle in September.  The other option I'm
looking at is OpenOffice Portable that a teacher could run off a
thumbdrive.  That way no software is installed on the school computer,
but it allows parents/students to use an open source format for their
presentations.  If PPT could read open source (and accurately) it
would be a non-issue in that sense.  At least parents would still have
that choice despite the school using proprietary software.

Jacques B.


Another option that is simple is to put together a CD of FOSS software to give to the teacher/IT/administrators that can be copied and given to all the students. This way all the students and teachers are using the same software. Solves many headaches.

Also you can play the "poorer students" trump card as well as the legal issues of students having to "pirate software" to do their homework.

With ODF getting ISO certification, there is an even bigger incentive to use OOo. And OOo also works on Windows, Macs and Linux systems.

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Robin Laing


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