Sunday, 11 March 2007
Flemish educators infected by Ubuntu virus!
Enthousiasm is viral. Few visitors or exhibitors at the VLOD education fair last week in Gent, Belgium were able to avoid the ubuntu-be.org volunteers, our booth and our Ubuntu enthousiasm.
Four days, thousands of visitors, hundreds of conversations and Ubuntu install sets later. Ubuntu has a meaning and a face now to many teachers, school IT coordinators and their bosses.
We know a lot more now about Ubuntu use at schools in Flanders. Some serious use, some skinny dipping. Definitely enough for a few spectacular success stories... in a few weeks, or by someone else.
Annelies Bollen, François and Xavier Cauwe, Ismaël Demiddel, Guy Duportail from linux-service.be, Jan Fabry, Jens Timmerman, Dieter Vanderfaillie, Richard Weidemann. They transmitted the Ubuntu virus to you at VLOD. If you ever meet one of them, buy them a drink. Hm, François Cauwe and Guy Duportail might be really thirsty after their gargantuan efforts. A bottle might be more appropriate for them...