A Quick Link

Here is a quick link – found it on slashdot this morning

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

In short, a teacher in a Texas middle school found a student handing out Linux CDs and demoing Linux on his laptop.  Said teacher went ballistic, in my opinion, accusing the student of distributing illegal software.  The teacher found out that the Helios Project was involved, wrote them, threatening to call the police if the teacher determined anything illegal was involved.  This teacher also said that no software was free –  this was her justification for her actions and response.

Strikes me as woefully ill-informed, ignorant of Linux, and possibly breaking the law herself, by seizing a student’s property.

I’m rather interested in following this up myself.

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