[Mageia-dev] Identifying Target Markets
marc at marcpare.com
Sun Oct 3 10:57:42 CEST 2010
Le 2010-10-03 04:34, Wolfgang Bornath a écrit :
> 2010/10/3 Marc Paré<marc at marcpare.com>:
>> I can't speak for André (he sounds like he is Canadian), but I am not a US
>> citizen, I am Canadian. Our school system and software purchase models are
>> the same as you describe. However, we do consult with school boards and
>> interested partners before acquiring software licences. I am sure, the
>> German states would consult with their partners before doing such as well
> Unfortunately they do not. There have been lots of discussions but
> especially the hierarchy concerning education is very tight over here.
> All decisions are political decisions, not primarily based on technics
> or facts but on the political programs. SIngle schools or parents or
> students are not involved in such decisions.
It is strange that parents, teachers and even students would not have a
say. How can there be an acquisition and amortization period for your
software programmes if you do not consult with your partners? I do not
know of any system where it would survive without input from groups
using the software/hardware. Otherwise, people would simply not use the
software that was dictated to them and the politicians would then have
to try to rationalize the reasons why they spent the $$$$$ for software
that nobody uses. There must be a consultative process otherwise your
educational system would have complained for sure.
In Canada, and in my province of Ontario, we are even mandated to get
input from our students. We all have a say. That is not to say that
there is no political involvement, but even so, voices of all ages are
heard and reported back to the people in charge of planning and purchases.
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