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NewsForge: Linux is Inching Into College Curriculums

Jun 04, 2004, 21:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"American colleges and universities are often on the cutting edge of Linux and open source use--collaborating across campuses, enabling student and faculty open source projects, and providing unique experimentation and testing environments--but when it comes to teaching Linux and open source development, administration, or other knowhow, it appears higher education has just been accepted for early admission.

"'For most courses, open source is not a big issue,' said University of California Berkeley computer science professor Robert Wilensky. 'There isn't really a coherent policy with regard to [Linux and open source]...'"

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