Future of Edubuntu meeting

Tomorrow (Friday the 22nd) the education community in Ubuntu will be gathering at 18:00 UTC in the #edubuntu channel on the freenode IRC network.

The topic will be if or how to move the Edubuntu community forward towards Karmic and beyond. The Edubuntu community has had a rough go of it for the last year or so but it looks like some “fresh blood” is wanting to re-energize the project and get Edubuntu back to being a leader in the educational Linux market.

If you’re a K12 educator, an educational app developer, school IT adminstrator, or an Ubuntu developer/contributor who is interested in Ubuntu for education and/or young kids please drop by the meeting. The possibilities are pretty wide open and community is seeking input, feedback, and contributions of all kinds.

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6 thoughts on “Future of Edubuntu meeting

  1. I won’t be able to get there, so to speak, but my 2 cents: use a new icon theme that actually looks visually appealing, and not one that looks like a badly done cartoon :).

    Children deserve it 🙂

  2. I’ll be travelling at 18:00 UTC today, but we [1] are highly interested in start to collaborate with Edubuntu project.

    We have recently release [2][3] GuadalinexEdu with Jaunty as mother distribution and we think we could minimize the effort of mantain an educational version of Ubuntu.

    [1] http://www.launchpad.net/~cgateam
    [2] http://www.guadalinexedu.org
    [3] https://launchpad.net/guadalinexedu/

    I’ll try to read logs of the meeting later.

  3. I can’t be there but just to let you know we just installed Edubuntu 9.04 on the computers at our mission school in Zambia, upgrading from Windows XP. Edubuntu is really appreciated here.
    I see the comment about the icon design. We think the colour scheme and design is good. Students from 6 to 18 are finding it easy to use.

    Graham

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