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Let's Use Stimulus to Boost Open Source in Schools

Feb 18, 2009, 21:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

"We now have a new stimulus package that is set to change much of the face of our national. Like it or hate it, this "bundle of funds" is headed into a number of critical sectors of the US economy with the idea of jumpstarting our economy -- including schools.

"What's interesting is the fact that the previously mentioned challenges of resources for re-tooling our educational infrastructure to work with Linux suddenly seems a lot less like a viable excuse.

"Indeed, it's not only foolish to take these funds and invest them into resources that clearly are not performing a belt tightening function, it borders the same mentality that thought throwing money into the financial sector's black hole was a good investment of tax payer funds."

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