● A derived (customized) Linux distribution
● A collection of
– many good free and open source software
– many good public domain resources suitable for
● A work aimed to promote FOSS to everyone,
especially those who have no idea about what
ezgo is NOT...
● An independent Linux distribution
– Currently depends on [LKX]ubuntu
– Has our own icons and logos, but there are still
many "ubuntu"s all over the system
● Aimed to unite the world
– ezgo is more like auxiliary wheels on bicycles
– People then can and should get rid of ezgo, and
explore the world of FOSS themselves
The Concept of Promoting FOSS
– 15 years ago
– You SHOULD use Linux, not Windows
– You SHOULD use Open Office, not Microsoft Office
● Moral issues
– Microsoft IS an evil empire
– You SHOULDN'T use pirate software
● The result
– Nobody cares
The Big Change of
● We started to think about what FOSS can do
but commercial company don't want to do.
● We started to find out those free software which
are good to education
– e.g. GCompris
● Besides free software, we also find out many
public domain resources good to education
– e.g. PhET
The Concept of ezgo
Diversity is a good feature of open source world, but it also confuses
newbies. So for the system/desktop level, we choose for them.
The Next Step
From ezgo 6,
We assigned a central subject
for each version
ezgo6 ： X Window Westart
We can't fly with only right wing.
We should also have left wing together,
So we can fly freely in the sky.
ezgo7 ： Free, Win-win.
Free software is NOT against commercial software.
They are both choices for users.
Actually, FOSS and commercial software can be a
ezgo8: This is the right way
We can see and walker farther when we stand
on the shoulder of a giant.
ezgo X: No Cross, No Crown.
Only when we screw up our
courage to go across the barrier,
we can see new views and find out
ezgo11: Choose one get one FREE.
People should know that they have
Also, they need to have the ability
ezgo12: Time Proves.
Many people question and challenge us.
However, we believe that time will prove
our insistence, about promoting FOSS,
especially in schools.
Why We Insist?
● The value of FOSS and public domain
● We believe that we should "seed" the value and
the spirit of FOSS into kids' mind.
● We're not alone.