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Government-Microsoft Scandal in Australia is Exposed; BECTA Pays Lip Service

http://boycottnovell.com

The arrangement between the Australian Government and Microsoft is revealed and the already-exposed BECTA does "damage control"

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British schools set to go Open Source

http://www.computing.co.uk

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.

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Ian Lynch's take on the BECTA fiasco

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

I have recently read an eye-opening email from Ian Lynch about what happened in the UK with BECTA. I have received his permission to republish here his thoughts. I think his email speaks volumes about what happened.

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The Groklaw effect hits Becta. And yes, I am coining a new term

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Quite a long time ago (maybe in 2000), people started talking about the Slashdot effect. Being Slashdotted meant (and still means) that a truckload of computers online suddenly decide to access your site, because one of your pages was linked from Slashdot’s home page. The results on your servers used to be disastrous.

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Becta schools deal stuns British open-istas

http://www.theregister.co.uk

The open source community is up in arms today following Becta’s decision to award its open source schools project to a little-known consultancy firm.

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Microsoft ‘tax’ on Linux in schools must end says Becta

http://www.computerworlduk.com

Becta has recently shown that it is unafraid of speaking out on behalf of schools. Unhappy with the value for money schools were getting regarding software licencing they first referred Microsoft to the government’s Office of Fair Trading then sent shock waves through schools when it issued its advice not to upgrade to Windows Vista or Office 2007.

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Schools warned off Microsoft deal

http://news.bbc.co.uk

Microsoft is screwing UK schools in the same way it's been doing to Australian schools.

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U.K. agency takes Microsoft to the Office of Fair Trading

http://www.zdnetasia.com

Becta, the United Kingdom government's adviser on IT in schools, has taken Microsoft to the Office of Fair Trading over anti-competitive practices--but open source campaigners say Becta is still effectively promoting Microsoft.

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