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Re: [K12OSN] School board not interested in OSS



Jason Yeoman wrote:
> 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.  
<snip>
> 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.
> 
That's the incentive, right there.


As a side note, I just discovered that OpenOffice has extensions
available (like Firefox does).  http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/

There is an extension that allows you to import and edit PDF documents.
 I've tested it and it does work.  It requires OpenOffice 3.0.
http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/project/pdfimport

Extensions were one of the main selling points for Firefox, and I
wouldn't be surprised to see extensions become a big selling point for
OpenOffice as well.

-Rob
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