I don't know if you need a subscription to view this or not, but here it is:<br><a href="http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/newbay/tl_200711/">http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/newbay/tl_200711/</a><br><br>I must admit that I'm a bit jaded on this subject, having been a public school teacher and technology coordinator for 10 years, and an avid Open Source evangelist. In my state, Missouri, I have found that I was either ahead of my time, or that no one wanted to save money on licenses and using otherwise unusable hardware. I presented at the state technology coordinator's convention; got an article printed up in the Missouri State Teacher's Association magazine; got a local TV story done about it and a local newspaper story - all about the great virtues of the K12LTSP project and Open Source Software. It felt to me that no one wanted to listen to a young enthusiastic teacher/techie. All I wanted to do was show them the way to a better technological world! And they wouldn't listen! But I'll show them! One day I'll get my revenge. Muwaa ha ha ha ha ha!
<br><br>Just kidding. Getting a little silly here.<br><br>It's neat to see more articles in this national magazine touting the virtues of OSS and Linux specifically. Perhaps the learning community will soon embrace the OSS philosophy. I have left the field of public education and now work in the healthcare industry (still doing technology and learning though - and still using OSS even though my IT dept is an all Microsoft shop). In fact, recently I've been setting up for different OSS servers: Moodle, Joomla, Drupal and TWiki.
<br><br>It's been a few years since I've posted to the K12osn list, so I"m just saying "hi" to everyone once again. "Hello world."<br clear="all"><br>-- <br>"miracles are a retelling in small letters
<br>of the very same story which is written across the whole<br>world in letter too large for some of us to see."<br>-- c.s. lewis