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Why We Keep Promoting
FOSS in Taiwan's Schools
An Introduction to ezgo
Eric & Franklin
May 09, 2015
What is ezgo?
ezgo is...
● A derived (customized) Linux distribution
● A collection of
– many good free and open source software
– many ...
ezgo is NOT...
● An independent Linux distribution
– Currently depends on [LKX]ubuntu
– Has our own icons and logos, but t...
The Concept of Promoting FOSS
– 15 years ago
● Replacing
– You SHOULD use Linux, not Windows
– You SHOULD use Open Office,...
The Big Change of
Promoting Concepts
● We started to think about what FOSS can do
but commercial company don't want to do....
It's show time...
8
The Big Change ofThe Big Change of
Promoting ConceptsPromoting Concepts
FOSS
Commercial Commercial
FOSS
From Replacing N...
The main idea of ezgo
Application Menu
10
Mandriva
Ubuntu
Fedora
Suse
Debian
...
X Window
Gnome
KDE
LXDE
...
The Concept of ezgo
Mandriva
Ubuntu
Fedora
Suse
Debi...
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 i...
ezgo7 : Free, Win-win.
Free software is NOT against commercial software.
They are both choices for users.
Actually, FOSS 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
different choices.
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...
Why We Insist?
● The value of FOSS and public domain
resources.
● We believe that we should "seed" the value and
the spiri...
Q & A
Why We Insist Promoting FOSS in Taiwan's School -- Gnome Asia 2015
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Why We Insist Promoting FOSS in Taiwan's School -- Gnome Asia 2015

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In Gnome Asia 2015, we presented ezgo to community friends in Indonesia, to show them what we are doing all these years to promote FOSS in Taiwan's schools.

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Why We Insist Promoting FOSS in Taiwan's School -- Gnome Asia 2015

  1. 1. Why We Keep Promoting FOSS in Taiwan's Schools An Introduction to ezgo Eric & Franklin May 09, 2015
  2. 2. What is ezgo?
  3. 3. ezgo is... ● A derived (customized) Linux distribution ● A collection of – many good free and open source software – many good public domain resources suitable for education ● A work aimed to promote FOSS to everyone, especially those who have no idea about what FOSS is
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. The Concept of Promoting FOSS – 15 years ago ● Replacing – 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
  6. 6. The Big Change of Promoting Concepts ● 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
  7. 7. It's show time...
  8. 8. 8 The Big Change ofThe Big Change of Promoting ConceptsPromoting Concepts FOSS Commercial Commercial FOSS From Replacing New ApplicationTo
  9. 9. The main idea of ezgo Application Menu
  10. 10. 10 Mandriva Ubuntu Fedora Suse Debian ... X Window Gnome KDE LXDE ... The Concept of ezgo Mandriva Ubuntu Fedora Suse Debian ... Gnome KDE LXDE ... M enu Diversity is a good feature of open source world, but it also confuses newbies. So for the system/desktop level, we choose for them.
  11. 11. The Next Step From ezgo 6, We assigned a central subject for each version
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. 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 win-win situation.
  14. 14. ezgo8: This is the right way We can see and walker farther when we stand on the shoulder of a giant.
  15. 15. 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 new possibilities.
  16. 16. ezgo11: Choose one get one FREE. People should know that they have different choices. Also, they need to have the ability to choose.
  17. 17. ezgo12: Time Proves. Many people question and challenge us. However, we believe that time will prove our insistence, about promoting FOSS, especially in schools.
  18. 18. Why We Insist? ● The value of FOSS and public domain resources. ● We believe that we should "seed" the value and the spirit of FOSS into kids' mind. ● We're not alone.
  19. 19. Q & A

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