[GLLUG] Free Open Source Software and UK Education

andy singleton freescooter at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 10:57:02 UTC 2012

Hi Chris,

Yes absolutely.
I would be happy stand there and demo some typical open source software -
libreoffice, gimp, etc.

Perhaps we could get some leaflets or advertising material from the FSF /


On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 8:13 PM, Chris Bell <chrisbell at chrisbell.org.uk>wrote:

> Hello,
>    There are two major UK exhibitions aimed at the teaching profession, the
> Education Show at the Birmingham NEC and BETT in London. I have visited
> almost every BETT show and seen the emphasis move from Acorn to Microsoft
> PC
> plus a few Mac based stands. Most of the software is now web based, so
> system independant, but there is hardly any mention of FOSS.
>    I can not relate the impression I received from chatting to other
> visitors to the teaching profession in general, but I have been surprised
> at
> the general lack of knowledge about FOSS, and many had not even heard of
> Linux. Some of the larger stands were able to point to someone who knew
> something about it, and there were a few stands that actually used it, but
> they were in a very small minority.
>    The next BETT show is scheduled for January 30 to February 2 at the
> Excel
> centre in docklands. Would anyone be willing to help run a stand if we can
> arrange funding?
> --
> Chris Bell www.chrisbell.org.uk
> Microsoft sells you Windows ... Linux gives you the whole house.
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