District Set to Use Free Productivity Software
May 14, 2007, 16:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Each year DeWitt Public Schools spends operational funds to
renew licenses for all computers in the district to be able to use
Microsoft Office applications. We are not alone, many other
schools, businesses, government and individuals do the same.
Microsoft Office licenses for next year, if purchased, would cost
the district almost double the current $24,000 price tag!
"This hefty annual fee has caused DeWitt, similar to others in
the county, state and even nationally, to look for other options.
One option is the OpenOffice software suite offered by the