"One thing holding back the greater adoption of free software in
this country is free software.
"Schools could use Linux and other open source technologies, but
the Education Ministry very kindly negotiates on their behalf with
Microsoft for a licence covering all New Zealand state and
"It's a gift that Albany Senior High School, which opened last
year, looked at and rejected.
"Instead it has a policy of going open source wherever possible,
using Ubuntu Linux on the desktop, the Mandriva server and
applications such as OpenOffice, content manager Moodle, Mahara for
student portfolios, and Koha for its library catalogue."