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Vladivostok Gives Free GNU/Linux Netbooks

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

I've written before about the increasing uptake of, and innovation around, free software in Russia. Here's another fascinating experiment, involving the Vladivostok State University of Economics and Services, which is giving students netbooks running the Mandriva distro:

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Visvesvaraya Technological University Sells Out, ‘Sells’ Children to Microsoft

http://boycottnovell.com

A technical Indian university lets the foreign monopolist control the curriculum.

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Attention Schools: Beware of Infinite Campus

http://trombonechamp.wordpress.com

My school uses a SIS program called Infinite Campus. The SIS (Student Information System) is the backbone for any school. If you use, are employed by, and/or have high regards for the Infinite Campus company, I strongly advise that you not to read this post, as it may smash your high-held opinions about this fraud into little tiny shards.

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Free software And Using Open Document Formats in Education

http://playingwithsid.blogspot.com

I received this very interesting email today, Lulu raising an important question of weaning the teachers off the proprietary software document formats.

Its such an important issue that I decided to blog my answer and also I request you to comment and share your experiences too.

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Open Source FUD Flies at Florida Higher Education Conference

http://ostatic.com

The New York Times is running an interesting piece from IDG News on how administrators and IT chiefs for higher educational institutions are at odds over whether it makes sense to deploy open source software instead of proprietary products. The flap went on this week at the Educause conference in Florida.

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*All* Russian Schools to Use Free Software

http://www.computerworlduk.com

I've often lamented how few schools in the UK use free software, and how difficult it is to break the lock that Microsoft has on the entire educational system. The pathetic state here is highlighted by contrast with Russia, which is making amazing strides in rolling out open source to schools.

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Why Open Source is good for Academic Institutions?

http://advice.cio.com

Open Source with its promise of distributing source code and allowing anyone to modify it or derive other software from it, makes it an excellent choice for learning computer science, technology and engineering of software.

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Ministry says no as school opts for free software

http://computerworld.co.nz

The school is deploying the GNU/Linux operating system, aiming to have free software across the board by 2010, and the complete switch to Linux has been approved by the MoE, says the school’s principal, Nathan Parker.

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Why DFEY (Digital Freedom in Education and Youth)?

http://www.blog.tdobson.net

To mark the upcoming October 19th meeting of DFEY-NW (Digital Freedom in Education and Youth - North West) I have written a short essay about what I think DFEY exists for and why it came into being.
Let us know what you think!

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DFEY-NW :: October 19th :: Marbella Cafe :: Digital Freedom in Education and Youth - North West

http://dfey.freedomdreams.co.uk

DFEY-NW(Digital Freedom in Education and Youth - North West) is a group formed in response from a growing need in the Northwest of England for a Group to encourage and promote young people's involvement with the free software community by creating a social space to make it more comfortable for young people to get involved with GLUGs and FSUGs.

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African developers release open source virtual classroom

http://www.tectonic.co.za

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) and the African Virtual Open Initiatives and Resources (AVOIR) project have released version 1.0.1 of the Chisimba/KEWL3 Realtime Virtual Classroom.

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Request for Collaboration calls for assistance in development of open source physics "Flexbook"

http://www.technology.virginia.gov

Secretary of Technology Aneesh Chopra and Secretary of Education Tom Morris today announced the release of a Request for Collaboration (RFC) to career and technical centers, school divisions, and institutions of higher education calling for assistance in the development and publication of an open source physics "Flexbook" for Virginia.

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Acer in Australia: Dirty Microsoft Tricks Against GNU/Linux

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The Australian authorities appear to be manipulated into exclusion of GNU/Linux in schools

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Linux in U.S. Schools: Why the Resistance?

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“Software alternatives are just not available for Linux.” I hear the statement above almost everyday. What makes the statement so ridiculous is that it is completely inaccurate 99 percent of the time.

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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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