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Wired: Open Source Opens Education

Mar 13, 2000, 23:05 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katie Dean)

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"Linux sparked an open-source movement that revolutionized the software realm. Now schools are eyeing the operating system for its cost-effectiveness."

" '[We want to] encourage and support the use of Linux in schools,' said Paul Nelson, the technology coordinator and computer science instructor for the Riverdale School District in Portland, Oregon, which has 25 of its 150 workstations running Linux."

"For the past three years, Nelson has led the Linux in Schools Project. Once a month, the group holds a clinic in which teachers and students can learn how to use and install Linux."

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