[K12OSN] School board not interested in OSS

"Terrell Prudé Jr." microman at cmosnetworks.com
Sat Nov 8 06:19:42 UTC 2008

Waitasec...if the Ministry of Education is purchasing the licenses, then 
how is it free of charge?  Where's the money coming from?

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Jason Yeoman wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I've been on the list for a few years now.  I am a computer tech who
> works for the local school board who unfortunately does not embrace OS
> Software.
> Here in Ontario the Ministry of Education purchases licenses for
> software and provides it at no cost for the schools.  There is no real
> incentive to look towards OSS.  The good news that outside the board I
> work for OSS is being used.  I feel for the students because they are
> forced to use Microsoft Office then have to purchase it for home to do
> their homework.  I would like to see Open Office and other great
> software on cd for lending from the school library.  Some families
> can't afford MS Office.
> I find it very fustrating and difficult to get the word out.
> Jason
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