New Zealand Herald: Open Source Wants StarOffice for Schools
Jun 04, 2002, 20:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Wood)
"The newly formed New Zealand Open Source Society is pitching to
get Sun Microsystems' StarOffice and its open source equivalent
OpenOffice into schools.
"The society believes StarOffice would be a step towards schools
using the open source Linux operating system. Open Source software
is free to use, modify and distribute.
"The latest version of StarOffice costs around [NZ] $260 through
resellers but Sun plans to offer StarOffice free to educational
institutions and is close to releasing its licence terms.
"Minister of Education Trevor Mallard said the StarOffice
licensing offer had no implications for the $10 million education
deal struck with Microsoft last year..."