[Wolves] Promoting Linux

Matthew Revell wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk
Wed May 14 08:08:02 2003

On Tue, 2003-05-13 at 22:33, Si Griffiths wrote:
> On Tuesday 13 May 2003 7:21 pm, AlexG wrote:
> > Setting up a
> > network with Linux at an innercity school, from donated/discarded PC's
> > would get Linux the kind of publicity you want. Free hardware and No
> > licencing worries!
> very much the sort of thing we'd like to do in the future me thinks & like 
> someone was saying (was it Jono? or Matt?) once all them kids get bitten & 
> start developing stuff for linux then the whole thing'll be raised to another 
> level

I seem to have missed some of this thread.

> > Also the MS Schools licence is beeing examined by the Office of Fair
> > Trading. A you need a windows licence for every machine (even if it is not
> > running windows, yes you need a windows licence for the Mac in the heads
> > office, yes it has OS X on).
> Beginning to sound like the fuckin TV license, give em a few years an they'll 
> have Microsoft detector vans patrolling down your road, then they'll be 
> running billboard campaigns with the likes of 'Mr Sparkes of 84 Blah Blah 
> Road has persistently failed to purchase a Microsoft license despite the fact 
> that he owns two computers' & before you know it they'll have the likes of us 
> up in court incredulous at the suggestion that we can use our computers for 
> purposes, and with means, other than those deemed suitable by Microsoft . . 

Bloody hell! Let's get working!