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Save a job with open source

Jun 17, 2009, 21:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"Good question. My own home county of Buncombe in western North Carolina will be letting about 80 teachers go with the current budget. Like many other government agencies, and businesses, they simply don't have enough money coming in.

"But, Wollenberg asks, why don't we save money for teachers, by switching to FOSS (free and open-source software), he's not talking about major changes, like switching from Linux to Windows on desktops. He's talking about taking small steps. As Wollenberg points out, it's not so much that the school systems have problems with open source; it's that they're reluctant to adopt anything new."

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