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LinuxPR: Arlington, Virginia high school awards OpenClassroom(tm) first contract

Mar 03, 2000, 21:07 (0 Talkback[s])

"OpenClassroom(tm), creators of the first free, easy to install and use, Open Source software package for the educational market, today announced the signing of the first support contract for the OpenClassroom(tm) distribution with Yorktown High School, a member of the Arlington Public Schools system in Arlington, Virginia."

"'OpenClassroom(tm) can help schools, like Yorktown High School, to focus on education, and not on the complexity behind the software needed to get their jobs done,' said Jose C. Lacal, OpenClassroom(tm)'s Chief Vision Officer. 'GNU/Linux has brought freedom and power of choice to programmers and companies worldwide. OpenClassroom(tm) wants to bring that same power of choice to educational institutions. Through a simple package, with clear, concise manuals, and with various support options available," concluded Jose.'"

"'What I needed was somewhere to go (by email and phone) to get help configuring the system so that my students will be able to use it to exchange information with their teachers,' said Jeffrey Elkner, a Computer Science Instructor at Yorktown High School. 'I am very excited about working with OpenClassroom. It is my hope that this will be only the beginning of a long and fruitful relationship between OpenClassroom and Arlington Public Schools,' concluded Mr. Elkner."

"'This agreement will further extend OpenClassroom's lead in the educational software industry,'" said Brendon Grunewald, OpenClassroom(tm)'s Chief Rainmaker."

OpenClassroom(tm) is a high-tech start-up (based in Miami, Florida and Munich, Germany) that brings the power of Open Source software to the educational arena."

Press Release

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