"Despite the lack of a state policy on free and open source
software, a number of government agencies have made inroads in
promoting its use in schools, a top information technology official
said last week.
"In a paper delivered at an academic forum Thursday, Emmanuel
Lallana, a commissioner of the Commission on Information and
Communications Technology said efforts to promote free and open
source software in education have focused on three aspects: 1)
getting more people to use it; 2) developing content and electronic
learning applications using the technology; and 3) developing
experts who can support its wider use..."