[CALUG] Let's Advocate Open-Source to the HCPSS Technology Advisory Committee

Kelly Price strredwolf at gmail.com
Tue May 23 14:57:02 CDT 2006

A datapoint you may want to include:  Ron Swift and myself are working
with Tas Computers in Catonsville to build $399 PC's with Linux
preloaded (using Ubuntu's Kubuntu).  If HCPSS needs newer PC's, but
the cost is an issue, this may help sway them.

On 5/23/06, Robert Burgoyne - CALUG <robert+calug at trueblade.com> wrote:
> Many of us in CA LUG have students in the Howard County Public School
> System (HCPSS). Those who do may have observed that CA LUG members would
> likely suggest different technology choices than those which are already
> being made for our kids. And undoubtedly some of you have excellent
> skills regarding how the decision making process for picking those
> technologies should proceed.
> Now is the time for us to be heard, collectively.
> Our next regular CA LUG meeting will be Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 7:00
> PM. HCPSS will simultaneously be having a meeting we might want to
> attend instead (details below).
> My suggestion: fork the June CA LUG meeting. Those with interest in the
> HCPSS meeting attend that meeting and speak with a collective voice.
> Interested persons should register to attend by calling 410.313.7011 or
> sending an email to denise_murphy at hcpss.org.
> Those without interest in the HCPSS can meet as usual.
> --
> Robert Burgoyne
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: HCPSS Forms Technology Advisory Committee
> Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 19:32:06 GMT
> From: eSchoolNewsletter <info at eSchoolNewsletter.com>
> Countywide eSchoolnewsletter
> --------------------------------------------
> Howard County Public School System officials are establishing a
> community advisory committee to the Department of Instruction and
> Business Technology and the Office of Media and Educational
> Technologies. An organizational meeting is scheduled for June 14, 2006,
> from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., in the Chesapeake Room at the Faulkner Ridge
> Center, 10598 Marble Faun Court in Columbia. Participants will provide
> input regarding the purpose and function of the proposed committee.
> Interested persons may register to attend by calling 410.313.7011 or
> sending an email to denise_murphy at hcpss.org.
> Posted by the HCPSS Public Information Office
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Kelly "STrRedWolf" Price

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