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Re: [K12OSN] Why don't more schools use FOSS



On Monday 16 June 2008 17:29, Robert Arkiletian wrote:
> I ran into this interesting article:
>
> "Inertia, fear of the unknown and agreements with vendors have lead to
> slow adoption of open source and free software in UK schools."
>
> http://www.itpro.co.uk/603639

We are one of the schools Becta spoke to as part of their investigation. Part 
of the problem is Becta themselves. Recently they awarded the contract for 
overseeing a schools open-source promotion project to a consultancy with no 
open-source experience. One of the    Here are some links to the story :

http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/06/12/open-source-snub-uk-schools
http://blogs.zdnet.co.uk/news-blog/#10008443
http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/0,1000000121,39434136,00.htm

-- 
Regards
Martin Woolley
ICT Support
Handsworth Grammar School
Isis Astarte Diana Hecate Demeter Kali Inanna

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