University Challenged to Ditch Microsoft
Nov 13, 2008, 22:04 (2 Talkback[s])
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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."