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New Zealand Herald: Open Source Wants StarOffice for Schools

Jun 04, 2002, 20:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Wood)

"The newly formed New Zealand Open Source Society is pitching to get Sun Microsystems' StarOffice and its open source equivalent OpenOffice into schools.

"The society believes StarOffice would be a step towards schools using the open source Linux operating system. Open Source software is free to use, modify and distribute.

"The latest version of StarOffice costs around [NZ] $260 through resellers but Sun plans to offer StarOffice free to educational institutions and is close to releasing its licence terms.

"Minister of Education Trevor Mallard said the StarOffice licensing offer had no implications for the $10 million education deal struck with Microsoft last year..."

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