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District Set to Use Free Productivity Software

May 14, 2007, 16:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Templin)

"Each year DeWitt Public Schools spends operational funds to renew licenses for all computers in the district to be able to use Microsoft Office applications. We are not alone, many other schools, businesses, government and individuals do the same. Microsoft Office licenses for next year, if purchased, would cost the district almost double the current $24,000 price tag!

"This hefty annual fee has caused DeWitt, similar to others in the county, state and even nationally, to look for other options. One option is the OpenOffice software suite offered by the OpenOffice.org Project..."

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