I wanted to write a short post about an email sent to HeliOS Solutions. For those who don’t know, HeliOS is an organization that tries to get Linux computers and software into the hands of disadvantaged children. The email came from a teacher who saw one of her students passing out compact discs in her classroom. The student was distributing Free Linux software that he got from HeliOS solutions. When she saw what was happening, the teacher immediately confiscated the CDs containing the Free software from the student. Her reason?  Because she did not believe there was anything such as software that allowed free distribution. The student must somehow be breaking the law by doing this. In addition, she felt that having anything other than Microsoft products in her classroom would hinder her students’ ability to learn course material. Please read this ridiculous (but also really sad) email at Blog of helios.


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