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Feb 23, 2007, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"St. Vincent's is a Catholic liberal arts college in Latrobe, Penn. With budget constraints typical of many small private educational institutions, the school is taking deliberate steps to use more open source software. Recently it ditched Microsoft Exchange in favor of Zimbra.

"'We like the concept of open source as opposed to paying a high license fee and then high maintenance fees,' CIO Tom Morrison says. 'We like the idea of paying for support, not the product. I think it encourages the provider to continue to maintain a high level of value, because we're not locked into a proprietary license...'"

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