Because the liberty and the equality of access to
the IT are important in our society, OFSET is actively promoting and
developing free software for schools. To understand how and under what
conditions OFSET is working to reach this objective, we invite you to
read carefully the OFSET
To consult the projects we are working on, you can take a look at our
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What is new about Free Software in Education and
- 1 April
report of the free software education event the 20 of March at the
CDDP of Mont-de-Marsan is on-line. Xvid2 videos are also available at
( ftp://developer.ofset.org/pub/video/jlle2004-mont-de-marsan ).
- 15 February 2004
- OFSET is officially supporting the
Skolelinux project. The goal
of this project is to provide a free ICT infrastructure for schools
and it is perfectly complementary to the OFSET goals of developing
free software for
education. Read more.
- 18 November 2003
- OFSET will be at the Solution Linux event in
Paris, from the 3 to the 5 of February 2004.
- 30 October 2003
- FREEDUC-CD release 1.4, see the
page for more information. This version has been developped with the
support of the UNESCO, see our
- 18 July 2003
- We were at the Libre Software Meeting 2003, at
Metz. We met several people we use to work with. We had a stand to
demonstrate Freeduc-cd. We also sell Freeduc-cd and new prestigious
members join our organization. Look at those picture album
( http://redfox.redfoxcenter.org/gallery/LSM2003 ).
- 26 May 2003
- Again a new success for OFSET, GCompris won the 1st
prize in the category of educational application during the Trophees
du LIBRE in France!! See there
( http://www.tropheesdulibre.org ).
- 2 April 2003
- Freeduc-cd release 1.3, see the Projects page for
- 5 November 2002
- OFSET released version 1.1 of the Freeduc
CD-ROM. In top of bugs removal, new applications have been added as
WIMS and GRASS. As usual more info in the
- 23 October 2002
- OFSET is proud to launch the Freeduc CD-ROM. It
is a live GNU system on CD-ROM packed with a set of free software
which present a real interest for the education sector.
This tool gives the ability to educator to easily use
what is available for them. Hopefully, this tool will help in the
promotion of the free software and its values within the education
The Freeduc project : ( http://www.ofset.org/projects/edusoft/edusoft.html )
- 19 October 2002
- GCompris will be presented at Paris at the
"Cite des Sciences" by Dina during an event about free software and
- 18 June 2002
- OFSET will participate to the education track of
the LSM 2002 meeting at Bordeaux -
France. The event takes place from the 9 to the 13 of july 2002.
- 10 June 2002
- In the field of interactive geometry, OFSET is
looking for mathematic teachers to collaborate in the improvement of
our Dr.Genius software.
The possible improvements range from developing specific features,
localisations in your native language of the user interface and
We are also interested on feedback in the following topics:
Contact hilaire (hilaire AT ofset.org) or the DrGenius
mailing list at ( http://www.ofset.org/drgenius/ml.html ).
- Situations where DrGenius is used (school system and average age
of the students);
- User interface feedbacks (which can lead to improvements);
- Activities and teacher materials produced with DrGenius is very
- 10 April 2002
- Bruno Coudoin of OFSET is looking for help in the
development of a documentation set for the various boards of GCompris.
The job consists to write in a teacher way the prerequisite, goal and
manual for each board. Also the documentation can be written in
various native language so we can have a complete documented
educational application with international support. Contact
bruno.coudoin at free.fr if you want to help.
- 19 March 2002
- Documentation for Dr.Genius has been
released. Although the documentation is not finished, we are looking
for volunteers to contribute (fixing mistake and extanding the
documentation). The documentation is available online.
section of Dr.Genius has also useful hints if you want to
- 5 March 2002
- OFSET is looking for one or two volunteers to
maintain our Freeduc
database catalogue. The job consists mainly on maintaining the
catalogue entries and looking for new free educational package. If you
are volunteer contact directly hilaire at ofset.org.
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