Some REAl general thoughts on the KDE-EDU world

Wolfgang Romey hier at
Sat Mar 29 10:49:28 UTC 2014


although covering important topics the mails with the subject "some general 
thoughts concerning the kde-edu world" did'nt hold what the subject promised. 
That is why iItry to deliver some thoughts, which I think are more general.

 In my opinion KDE-EDU has to consider on what hardware the software will run. 
As you probably know, tablet-computer and smartphones are getting more and 
more important as learning devices. And that is a thread to learning, as they 
are more and more closed. In the future the googles, apples, bertelsmanns, ... 
will determine, what software can run on their devices, if we do not have real 
open and Free devices; and that often will not be Free software.

There are some devices, which are not so closed like the Jolla-Phone and 
Fairphone. There are adruino and rasberry pi, which are relativly open and a 
huge success. But as far as I know, there is no device which is embedded in 
the Free Software community or KDE-community.

You all know the struggles for the vivaldi tablet, which can not be realized 
as the improv-board can not be realized, as there are not enough orders or 
donations. Both devices would be as open as possible today and embedded in the 
KDE-Community. We would have devices running Plasma-Active and the bodega 
store, which could offer educational software and other material.

improv is the key to this. So in my opinion it is very important, to make it 

I recommend reading Carl Symons excellent article on the dot again 

and "The benefits of EOMA-68 Modularisation to Education" on

I would be thankful, if I get any reactions.
Wolfgang Romey

Anhänge bitte nur in offenen Formaten wie z.B. die OpenDocument-Formate 

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