Linux in Education Report #78

[ Thanks to Doug Loss
for this link. ]

“There was a K12-education-focused panel planned for the
upcoming “Open Source: A Case for Government” Conference in
October. The organizers wanted to have some representatives from
the Open Source/Free Software educational community on the panel,
but we were made aware of the conference a few days after the
deadline for submitting speaking proposals had passed, so there
will be no Open Source/Free educational people there.

“Jones Knowledge Inc. announced that it intends to give away the
source code to its now-proprietary course management system,
e-education. Details of how the software would be made freely
available to developers have not been worked out, company officials
acknowledged. They said the transfer would take place by the end of
the year. The e-education course platform is written in PHP, an
Internet-based scripting language, and it works with the Sun
Solaris operating system and MySQL, an open-source relational
database. Conceivably it should be straightforward to port this to


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