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Open Source Trumps Microsoft in UK Schools

May 21, 2008, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Ballard)

"Microsoft has suffered further set-backs in the UK education sector this week after Becta, the government procurement quango, reformed its purchasing regime to break the software giant's hold on education, and launched a programme to get schools to adopt open source software.

"At least three open source software suppliers submitted tenders to Becta yesterday for the £270,000 Schools Open Source Project. The winner will spend two years building a community of schools which uses and develops its own open source alternatives to Microsoft software..."

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