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LinuxPlanet: Large Plans for Linux at Marist College

Jun 17, 2004, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

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"Marist College, a smallish school in Upstate New York, gained large-scale attention a few weeks ago, when it became one of just three OSDL-affiliated research labs worldwide. Actually, though, the college has been quietly at work on Linux- and open source for at least ten years now. Marist's recent initiatives include Project Greystone, a Web-based learning project with national aspirations.

"In Project Greystone, a joint effort with IBM, Linux virtual machines (VMs) are serving up content to Marist students and faculty, as well as to their counterparts in two local public school districts: urban Poughkeepsie and a rural district known as Highland.

"At the moment, the Web-based content includes eight computer science courses, liberal arts classes such as Writing II and 'The Meaning of History,' and graduate courses for faculty. ..."

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