Free Software for educative purpose…
Jehan, LILA co-founder and Free Software developer (GIMP, Blender…), participate to a schooling experiment in favor of young people out of the "usual" system, i.e. without any diploms nor jobs. In a few words, with the Second Chance School in Argenteuil, France, we are animating a project of creating a full SuperTuxKart track representing their neighborhood, fully with Free Software: OpenStreetMap to generate a good piece of the city environment, Blender 3D for 3D modelization and GIMP for texture creation.
Before the project, most of these young's only usage of computers were Facebook and other "social" networks. Some don't even have a computer. And now they are modeling a real city for a video game. Pretty cool no?
Of course SuperTuxKart is only a pretext to make the project with Free Software, which itself is only a pretext to have our young students work in professional conditions, as a team, with an actual "deliverable", which is the point of this school project.
If you are interested and happen to be in Paris, France, tonight evening , Tuesday, December 1st, at 7PM, do not hesitate to come by our presentation event with the young at Archipel.
Tristan Nitot, former president of Europe Mozilla, will introduce the event with a conference about Free Software as a guest:
L'Archipel - Lieu d'innovation collective 26 bis Rue de Saint-Pétersbourg Paris 75008
Some more info about the origin of the project on the French news.