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University Challenged to Ditch Microsoft

Nov 13, 2008, 22:04 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Ballard)

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"The debate between them offers a text book example of the difficulties Open Source advocates face in their attempts to break open Microsoft's $60 billion software empire. On one side there is the Open Source community, the revolutionary source of free software founded on the principle that technology could be combined with an open ethos to starve starve the tributaries of privilege and inequality. On the other side is the Open University, the revolutionary seat of education that was founded on the principle that that technology could be combined with an open ethos to starve starve the tributaries of privilege and inequality.

"You would have thought that these two grand movements of noble words and deeds would get on like a house on fire. Not at all."

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