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for DebianEdu. Here's a preliminary list, feel free to propose changes on the mailing list. for DebianEdu. Here's a preliminary list; feel free to propose changes on the mailing list.

DebianEdu is about improving Debian to make it the best distribution for educational use.

The coordination of this project happens on debian-edu@lists.debian.org. You can subscribe to it by using the form available here (public archives of the list are at the same place) : http://lists.debian.org/debian-edu/

How to help

You can help in many ways :

  • package and maintain the software listed in ?DebianEduToPackage

  • package and maintain any software listed in [http://www.ofset.org Ofset] that is not yet in

Debian

  • sponsor non-Debian developers who are packaging education related software
  • integrate existing external packages into Debian : ?DebianEduToIntegrate

  • help with DebianInstaller to get a friendly installer for people with limited computer-skills

  • write good documentation for the education related software
  • (...)

Metapackages

For an easy installation of the education-related software, we'll create some metapackages for DebianEdu. Here's a preliminary list; feel free to propose changes on the mailing list.

  • ?EducationAstronomy

  • ?EducationBiology

  • ?EducationChemistry

  • ?EducationDesktopGnome

  • ?EducationDesktopKde

  • ?EducationElectronics

  • ?EducationGeography

  • ?EducationGraphics

  • ?EducationLanguage

  • ?EducationLogicGames

  • ?EducationMathematics

  • ?EducationMisc

  • ?EducationMusic

  • ?EducationPhysics

  • ?EducationServices

Feel free to propose enhancements to those metapackages on the mailing list.

Goals

  • Classify and package all free software related to education.
  • Write documentation to explain how to use the various software (in the educational context).
  • EyeCandiness aims at beautifying DebianEdu by creating eye candy graphics for it (contact: SurajKumar)

  (Q: How about Localization / Internationalization?)

This Debian sub-project should collaborate with many other entities which are interested in free software for education :

You'll find more links to various educational resources in ?DebianEduBookmarks.

A bit of history

This new Debian sub-project is the continuation of the "Debian Education" french distribution made by [http://www.logidee.com/ Logidee] with the help of a group of teachers called [Linux & Pedagogie http://logiciels-libres-cndp.ac-versailles.fr/]