[Fsf-friends] IT @ School Project
26 Oct 2002 07:39:33 +0530
> There are obvious errors in the article about free software in the
> malayalam text book of 8th Std IT@School Project. The errors may have
> crept during the translation of the English text to Malayalam. But it
> cannot be allowed to happen because if allowed to, it would convey a
> wrong interpretation about free software amongst the
> students/teachers/other persons.
Thanks for pointing out. This is a major mistake. We will try to get it
corrected. I dont know if it has gone to press.
> The authorities at IT@School are saying that they will convert to more
> free software. But I do not think it will ever happen. If one looks
> at the text books for 8th Std, this becomes quite evident. One would
> doubt whether it is a text book or some advertising supplement of
> Microsoft and Intel. Wherever there is a picture of a microprocessor,
> it is an Intel Pentium chip. The chapter on software packages shows a
> logo of Windows XP. The chapter on wordprocessing shows a logo of
> Microsoft Word 2000...
> Should this be allowed ? This has to be fixed.....
I understand IT@School has decided to change this(because they also
felt, they are giving `free` Ads to Intel/MS). Again want support from
others. They would like get suggestions and alternative version.