[K12OSN] Why don't more schools use FOSS

Martin Woolley sysadmin at handsworth.bham.sch.uk
Tue Jun 17 07:43:52 UTC 2008

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 :


Martin Woolley
ICT Support
Handsworth Grammar School
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