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Channel Register: MS Unfazed By OSS Schools Report

May 13, 2005, 16:45 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The long-awaited report on the use of open source software (OSS) in schools was published today by Becta, the Government's lead agency for ICT in education. As expected, the report concludes that OSS can offer a 'cost effective alternative' to proprietary solutions. But it also cautions that an OSS implementation needs careful planning and support.

"Overall, the report is very cautious, and is a long way from championing open source as the best possible option for education..."

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