Linux Journal: University Rectors in Italy Promoting Proprietary Software
Dec 20, 2005, 18:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marco Fioretti)
[ Thanks to Marco for this link.
"Last Tuesday, LJ.com published the final article in my
seven-part series on how free software is being used in various
Italian schools to the benefit of both teachers and students.
Ironically, that same day, the Foundation of the Conference of
Rectors of Italian Universities (CRUI) announced an initiative to
allow all students in Italian universities 'to use state of the art
IT tools to study and prepare their exams,' as stated on the
Education page of Microsoft's Italian Web site. In case you are
wondering what such tools may be, CRUI is talking about Microsoft
Windows XP and Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003. Italian
students will be able to purchase these products with discounts of
up to 80%; this translates to about 79.99 Euros [US$95.40] for MS