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Public Schools, Open Source Software and Linux

http://richardfcrawley.wordpress.com

Last school year, I worked as a technology coordinator for a rural high school in Illinois. In an attempt to save the school some money, I introduced OpenOffice.org, GIMP, Firefox, and Thunderbird. Linux was also installed on a few desktop PCs and a couple of servers. Ubuntu was the Linux distribution selected.

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Open-source education may solve talent crunch

http://www.livemint.com

SkillsCamp was born in an effort to galvanize the Indian technology community to create quality open source courseware helpful to people in the IT industry

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German universities migrate to Linux

http://www.computerweekly.com

Around 560,000 German students plus thousands of staff at 33 German universities will now be supported by Linux systems from Novell.

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Free as in free milk: Microsoft's business practices in developing countries

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

In 1977 a boycott campaign was launched against Nestlé to protest for its marketing of breast milk substitutes. To make a long story short, Nestlé’s commercial agents in developing countries gave free samples of the infant formula to mothers shortly after they had given birth.

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Aiken SC High School Deploying Moodle

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Midland Valley High School, in Aiken, SC, received a grant allowing it to deploy Moodle and offer students laptops.

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Academia's Open Access movement mirrors FOSS community

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Free and open source software (FOSS) has roots in the ideals of academic freedom and the unimpeded exchange of information.

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Tux Goes to Elementary School

http://blog.wired.com

Kiddix Computing has come up with a Linux-based operating system designed especially for children aged 5-10. All of the icons for applications are situated around the edge of the desktop. There's e-mail, a browser, an office suite, a paint program and some games (both educational and just plain fun). All are built with open-source code, and everything has a user interface designed for kids.

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Open source invading Australian education

http://www.linuxworld.com

Australian schools are subscribing to proprietary software - but the choice between proprietary and open source may have not been made on entirely equal ground, according to Kathryn Moyle, an Associate Professor who researches issues arising from integrating information and communication technologies into school education at the University of Canberra.

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Open Source and ROI

http://www.techlearning.com

A switch to free open source software can minimize cost and allow funding to be diverted to equipment and other programs. For instance, the OpenOffice suite is an alternative to expensive basic application programs offered by major vendors. Many such programs on the market offer features seldom used in education but for which educators must pay.

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What if I get hit by a bus?

http://education.zdnet.com

In a classroom setting, Linux presents a lot of advantages for me as a teacher. I can easily use and experiment with cool new software and expose my students to a variety of platforms in a controlled environment. As Marc points out, doing this at an enterprise level is a much different story.

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Don’t be fooled, Linux is not free

http://education.zdnet.com

The fact is that, in a production environment, Linux is NOT a free solution. There are costs associated with every solution and the relative cost of any solution is dependent upon many factors. In the end, no solution will serve all needs, nor will any solution, by itself, prove to be dramatically more cost-effective than another.

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A brief hands-on with the Intel Classmate PC (with Linux)

http://arstechnica.com

"Ars Technica recently got its hands on the new Intel Classmate laptop computer, one of the new projects competing for a share of school-aged computer users in developing countries. I was able to survey this machine thanks to Helio Chissini de Castro of Mandriva."

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Running from Open Source: or how my ’school’ is avoiding Open Office implementation

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I have a real open source crisis at my hands. My ’school’ IT department has been pushing for the implementation of Microsoft Office 2007 in our 60 machines. The funny thing is, since our IT head is also our supplier, he too is pushing for this because he probably gets a commission. I’m the only one who has offered an alternative, Open Office, naturally.

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Linux definitely has a place in education

http://education.zdnet.com

But will the rest of the world follow?

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Open Source Software in Education

http://webapps.saugus.k12.ca.us

"I believe it's important to emphasize to all education technology people (or anyone else, for that matter) that they should not view open source simply as a cheap replacement for something else."

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