[Edu-sig] FW: Recent presentation on Kid's Software for Linux

Arthur ajsiegel at optonline.net
Thu Dec 11 08:04:18 EST 2003

Though software for "kids" is not a great interest of mine, I forward this
knowing there has been much general interest in the subject emanating from
others on the list.

One thing I got from a quick look at the presentation was quite positive.
Clearly distinguishing between entertainment and educational software.
Probably the biggest reason I react negatively to the general subject of
software for kids is that there seems to be a reluctance to make clear
distinctions here.  Particularly in the case of non-commercial software.
Somehow if its directed at kids, and comes out of the opensource community,
its educational  - in some overly vague way.  Obviously there is nothing
wrong with opensource efforts to entertain kids. But there seems to be a
habit of misclassification, or certainly vagueness, here.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Kendrick [mailto:nbs at sonic.net] 
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2003 7:11 AM
To: debian-edu at lists.debian.org; debian-jr at lists.debian.org
Subject: Recent presentation on Kid's Software for Linux

I whipped together a presentation for my local Linux User Group this month,
on "Kid's Software for Linux."  I of course mentioned Debian Jr and Edu
projects. ;^)

I thought you folks might care to take a peek.  Enjoy!


bill at newbreedsoftware.com                           Got kids?  Get Tux

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