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Wired: Open Source Opens Education

[ Thanks to Kevin
Reichard
for this link. ]

“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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