Officially sanctioned open source and free-to-use software could be in use across the UK education system within months after government education agency Becta issued a tender for a four-year framework agreement.

“We are particularly seeking suppliers which can provide a comprehensive choice of software solutions including appropriate open source and free-to-use alternatives and advise users on best-value licensing., the contract notice says.

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9 years 6 days 36 min 19 sec ago



Sorry I posted a link to an older -- but relevant -- story. The more recent one below comments on some of the communities reaction to the tender process.


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9 years 5 days 14 hours 37 min ago


BECTA changing?

At least BECTA seems to have changed from their initial course, which was to offer the entire implementation to an insider group who had no previous experience with Free Software.