[Fsf-friends] [Fsf-kerala] Free Software in Higher Secondary
krmane at gmail.com
Wed Feb 11 12:07:37 IST 2009
look at http://gnukhata.gnulinux.in.
GNUKhata is an under development free accounting software which is soon
to be in its early beta.
While we are still fixing some things, interested people can checkout
Generally speaking, the accounting modules will be pritty much stable by
22Nd. march and we can use this in march.
Right now inventory works pritty well and we are implementing a few
important things like taxation which is missing.
On Wed, 2009-02-11 at 10:54 +0100, Juan Carlos Gentile Fagundez wrote:
> On Tuesday 10 February 2009, Sasi Kumar wrote:
> > I think this is an important thing that we have to take up. Can we
> > send letters from FSUGs? I will also arrange to send a letter from FSF
> > India. Let us take this up seriously. We need to suggest alternatives
> > too. I understand that they teach Tally for Commerce students. We may
> > not have a Free substitute for it. So, perhaps, we can suggest
> > alternatives. Maybe we can suggest that things like video and sound
> > editing be taught to students of humanities. Please come up with
> > suggestions.
> Dear Sasi (Nardamuni) , it is very nice to have subscribed to a list where you
> I subscribed to this list to understand how Free Software - Free Knowledge is
> going on in India (since I'm from South-America and from Italy). (And
> specially Kerala since is apparently there where things are doing better). I
> want also to understand more the role of FSF-India in this topics. In
> South-America and in Europe we don't have good experiences with "our" FSFs,
> (considering we have them... :)
> A suggestion:
> Will be interesting to have part of the FSF-India web-site dedicated to
> education deeply, with wiki and also a very extensive list of softwares for
> education. There are lots.
> warm regards
> > Best
> > Sasi
> > 2009/2/10 Renni P Mathunny <rennipm at gmail.com>:
> > > Hello everyone,
> > >
> > > I hope most of you are aware about the use of proprietary software in
> > > higher secondary classes following Kerala Government syllabus. (CBSE is
> > > no exception, they also suggest using proprietary software.)
> > >
> > > It is very sad that the students, who have learned free software in high
> > > school classes are forced to learn/use proprietary software in higher
> > > secondary.
> > >
> > > Can we begin a campaign for revising the Computer Science and Computer
> > > Application Syllabus of Higher Secondary classes – atleast to replace the
> > > proprietary softwares with equivalent Free Software tools? There is no
> > > doubt that the whole syllabus is to be revised. Outdated/obsolete
> > > tools/languages like Visual Basic 6.0 and ASP are still taught in Higher
> > > Secondary.
> > >
> > > The software/tools to be learned by students in higher secondary courses,
> > > are listed below. There are three different streams in Computer/IT --
> > > Computer Science for Science stream, Computer Applications for Commerce
> > > stream and Computer Application for Humanities stream. All of them are
> > > included in the following list.
> > >
> > > 1. C++ (Turbo C++ is usually used as the IDE)
> > > 2. SQL (MS-Access / Oracle / MS-SQL Server)
> > > 3. Visual Basic (Visual Basic 6.0)
> > > / ASP / JSP)
> > > 5. MS-Office
> > > 6. DTP (Adobe Page Maker)
> > > 7. Text Editors
> > >
> > > The syllabus did not mention anything about using Free software. But it
> > > suggests the different proprietary softwares that can be used.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Renni
> > >
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