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Free Software in Education

May 24, 2009, 04:03 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Xenofon Papadopoulos)

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"Obviously open standards and open formats are a necessary prerequisite, but they are not enough. Alone, they are analogous to claiming that filling a library with books written in your native language, so that everybody can read them, and then charging a hefty entrance fee, promotes access of children to knowledge. So free of charge tools to access and manipulate information is also necessary. But why Free, as in freedom of thought? Why Free Software and not just free of charge open source? Or even free of charge proprietary software?"

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