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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15 years 35 weeks 5 days 18 hours 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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15 years 35 weeks 5 days 8 hours 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.

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