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Symbio Technologies Helps Save Technology in Bankrupt California Schools

http://lxer.com

Using its expertise in LTSP (Linux Terminal Server Project), Symbio Technologies has helped bankrupt schools in California re-use their existing workstations and finally find a use for the many outdated machines they receive as donations.

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How Microsoft Sabotages GNU/Linux Adoption in Russian Schools

http://boycottnovell.com

Microsoft uses government funds to spread Microsoft dependency and also sabotages GNU/Linux migrations by advocating unlicensed Windows (which later they will whine about)

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Free Software in Schools

http://www.schiessle.org

"At the moment Free Software in education is one of my main interests in the Free Software ecosystem. FSFE’s Fellowship wiki already provides some useful information on this topic. It’s quite interesting to see the development in this area.

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Did Microsoft Bribe Its Way Into Kicking GNU/Linux out of South African Schools?

http://boycottnovell.com

Can students be required to buy a particular product from a particular abusive company that virtually bribes teachers to achieve this?

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Free school administration package released

http://www.h-online.com

The international SchoolTool development team and the Shuttleworth Foundation set up by Ubuntu sponsor Mark Shuttleworth have announced the release of SchoolTool version 1.0. Developed on the basis of Zope, the software organizes all pupil data - timetables, marks, parent contact details - along with resource booking, calendaring and report card generation.

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California is going to develop digital open source books

http://arstechnica.com

The governor of California has launched a new initiative to compile open source textbooks for the state. He hopes that the plan will help cut costs and improve the quality of education. The effort seems very promising, but the state's complex standards and arduous textbook evaluation process will pose major challenges.

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NSW (Australia) Didn’t Choose Free Software Because It Doesn’t Run Non-Free Software???

http://boycottnovell.com

Lame excuse for rejection of GNU/Linux for schools (it does not run Photoshop)

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ES: Free Software community protests national plan for school PCs

http://www.osor.eu

"The Spanish free software association Hispalinux is protesting plans by the Spanish government to massively introduce Microsoft's operating systems and applications on school computers..."

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SkoleLinux

http://the-gay-bar.com

Linuxoutlaws' own Fab wrote about Skolelinux being deployed in German schools today. This reminded me that I wanted to write a few notes on SkoleLinux for a while now. SkoleLinux (also called debianEDU) is a Debian based distribution focussed on being deployed in School contexts.

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Open Source In Public K-12 Schools?

http://news.slashdot.org

"I'm a computer science major who has been recently getting involved in local grassroots politics in my county and state. I've been discussing the idea with some of my state legislatures of submitting a couple of resolutions, opening up to the idea of switching to open source software in our state's K-12 schools.

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Let's Use Stimulus to Boost Open Source in Schools

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

We now have a new stimulus package that is set to change much of the face of our national. Like it or hate it, this "bundle of funds" is headed into a number of critical sectors of the US economy with the idea of jumpstarting our economy – including schools.

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KDE in nearly all public schools in brazil.

http://plagioastral.wordpress.com

Today I was in a public school near where I live for a interview with Nazareth, the coordinator of a social-inclusion project for the less afortunate kids in brazil, that live in 2 poor-communities: Alto do Coqueirinho and Bairro da paz.

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Why Freedom Matters

http://anuj360.wordpress.com

«...That statement packages several questionable assumptions:

1. That the only motive for developing free software is ideological.

2. That innovation in software requires a lot of funding.

3. That the only way to fund software research is through proprietary software.

4. That innovation is more important than freedom.

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Why colleges should exclusively use Free Software?

http://annauniv-tamilnadu.blogspot.com

"Richard Stallman is the father of Free Software. I am republishing one of his essay here on why schools should exclusively use Free software..."

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Linux group to discuss free software in schools

http://www.thehindu.com

The Indian Linux Users’ Group (ILUG), Kochi chapter, will discuss various aspects of free software education in schools in the State at its monthly meeting at the Internet Club in Broadway Enclave on Sunday.

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