[fedora-india] Fedora For Kids at FOSS.in

Ankur Sinha sanjay.ankur at gmail.com
Sat Oct 16 06:26:04 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-10-16 at 11:51 +0530, Narendra Sisodiya wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 11:28 PM, Aditya Patawari <adimania at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>         On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 2:27 PM, Rahul Sundaram
>         <metherid at gmail.com> wrote:
>         > Create a wiki page with a list of apps that must be included
>         in the
>         > spin/remix and then add a wishlist of packages that are not
>         in the repo
>         > yet.  Having a explicit task list of things is important if
>         you want to
>         > involve others.
>         I have created a wiki page at [1].
>         Also I have written down the names of Arun, Hiemanshu and
>         Ankur as
>         volunteers who agree to help out on this thread. Please feel
>         free to
>         add/remove your names.
>         I am trying to create a package list which are there in Fedora
>         repo as
>         well as an apps list which needs to be packaged. Please try to
>         populate them as much as you can.
>         [1]: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraForKids
> Count me in. Seriously 
> SchoolOS.org list a huge number of application for kids. (Do watch
> video too) SchoolOS is ubuntu based distro which is supported by
> NCERT. The new verson is planned to have fedora base. We are migrating
> from ubuntu to fedora because of bugs found in 10.x series.
> I am working in always working in e-learning and FOSS area from last 8
> month.
> I would suggest to following
> * Think that we are trying to give DVD to schools which do  not have
> internet. We need to give ISO+Ebook+Videos+InstallGuides
> * Create big ISO (do not make live DVD) create install iso. So that we
> can ship as many application as we can with FedoraForKids or Schools
> (who cares for name ?)
> * There are number of user interface improvement present in schoolOS
> which i observed while trainig to kids for example tuxpaint save
> picture in hidden folder. Student cannot find. So while remixing
> schoolOS I put a Shortcutlink in Picture Folder to make there life
> easy.
> * SchoolOS comes with Ebooks. We can include khan academy videos.
> * SchoolOS already has a good list of distributor all over india. we
> need to increase this list to distribure newer version.
> * In DVD, we need to ship unetbootin.exe so that one can install on
> USB from Windows system too. Pdf file with all instructions.
> * DVD must contain wvdial as sometime internet do not work by network
> manager. one cannot download wvdial from Internet.
> * now I am using fedora but I always found problem like SElinux.
> Disable or do not install SELinux alall. Infact I will suggest to have
> only one user (root)
> * by default all user must have all permission to do everything. we
> should not look for security point of view. Think like a software
> availabilty point of view.
> * Anaconda must not ask for keyboard, timezone, usernname and
> otherthings. it shuld only ask - "Where to install" and install
> everthing
> * Most of the computer which has windwos has virus. After install
> Linux on USB , if you insert that USB then windows system modify
> Autorun.inf (its true as far as ubuntu live, have not checked in
> fedora). So we must figure out a safe way to install Fedora for Kids
> in USB so that windows virus must not delete any things.
> * I will share most of the setting and config files of schoolos which
> will be helpful for fedora for kids
> * I am not atall happy with 6month release. Imagine chemistry book
> contains screenshot which are not longer application. We must give
> consistant GUI and look for next 2-3 year. Putting FOSS in school in
> altogher different game and have different stategy.
> * We must apply these distro in schools which do not have Internet as
> pilot project and then collect feedback. We need to make 2-3 such
> cycles before releasing it permantly for next 2-3 years
> * We must document the process of Network installation from one DVD to
> whole lab OR create better and automated software for that process.
> * At the same tiime we must Integrate Sugar and LTSP. Better create
> FEdoraForKids-ServerEdition which take care for most of things like
> LTSP, network install, central wiki etc
> * Please consider this as serious project  -
> http://blog.narendrasisodiya.com/2010/10/foss-in-indian-schools-serious-concern.html 


Can you please update the wiki page[1] with all the info etc.? 





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