A recent blog entry was brought to my attention, and we need to be proactive in dealing with the issue it raises.

http://linuxlock.blogspot.com/2008/12/linux-stop-holding-our-kids-back.html

First, the blog post clearly indicates that we need to help spread the open source word. The teacher described in the blog didn’t know the facts about GNU/Linux or open source software and reacted too soon when she sent the email quoted in the post.

Second, we need to help others get the picture that some of us who teach ARE informed about open source. Don’t let the ignorance get worse instead of better. Don’t let teacher bashers take stories like this one as reason to say nasty things about educators in general. Some who left comments were very uncomplementary, even harsh.

Third, let us who support mosssig take the opportunity to spread the word. If you would like a presentation of GNU/Linux/open source for your school or district, leave a comment here. We’ll set something up.

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