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PHP/MySQL help for The Free High School Science Texts

Category: Developer
Submitted By: marknewlyn
Date: Fri 17 Mar 2006 07:17:34 PM UTC
Status: Deleted

This project is not part of the GNU Project.

Produce a set of free high school science texts. These texts must be
easily customisable to fit a specific syllabus.

Specific Goals (South African Contributors):

To produce a set of free high school science texts in accordance with
the South African syllabus. The purpose of this is to help provide an
enabling education to students in rural areas.


By producing a range of quality text books, which can be provided
for the printing cost alone, will allow a more active program of
book donations to schools.

The South African Museum has expressed interest in using the final product as part of their Mindspace learning programme.

In other Southern African areas projects like SchoolNet can facilitate distribution of the texts in both electronic and printed form.


There are a number of international projects that can begin building on our work.


License GNU Free Documentation License

Development Status
: 3 - Alpha

Details (job description, contact ...):


We have just used Drupal ( to contruct a first version of an interactive site for our project and now that the basics are in place we could do with some help planning and building our second site version.

Things we need to do:
- improve volunteer interface
- improve general usability
- solve the conversions (LaTeX/hmtl) issues more elegantly
- and generally respond to project needs - competition
interfaces, better layout, forum enhancements etc.

If you are interested in all or any part of this please let us know.


Required Skills:

Skill Level Experience
MySQL Good Knowledge 6 Mo - 2 yr
PHP Good Knowledge 6 Mo - 2 yr

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