"The BBC has posted an insightful piece on open source
software in schools that not only touches on the strengths of the
software, but also the complexities of deploying it in these
"It's not always about cost, upfront or long-term. And while the
"new software learning curve" is always mentioned, it's not
necessarily learning the software that throws the wrench in plans.
It's often the sheer act of timing, planning, and learning enough
to make the right choice for schools."