Thursday, December 11, 2008

Teacher busts kids for handing out "free" copies of Linux

A teacher in Austin, TX sent an angry email to a local Linux HeliOS Project, which builds and provides Linux computers to disadvantaged or 'exceptionally promising' students, accusing them of piracy for distributing the free operating system and chastising them for encouraging her students to do the same. She threatened to have the group's organizer investigated by the police, too. In a complete fog she goes on to say:

    "This is a world where Windows runs on virtually every computer and putting on a carnival show for an operating system is not helping these children at all. I am sure if you contacted Microsoft, they would be more than happy to supply you with copies of an older verison of Windows and that way, your computers would actually be of service to those receiving them..."

The note, response and comments are here on Blog of helios

Thanks to BoingBoing

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