Save a job with open source
Jun 17, 2009, 21:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Good question. My own home county of Buncombe in
western North Carolina will be letting about 80 teachers go with
the current budget. Like many other government agencies, and
businesses, they simply don't have enough money coming in.
"But, Wollenberg asks, why don't we save money for teachers, by
switching to FOSS (free and open-source software), he's not talking
about major changes, like switching from Linux to Windows on
desktops. He's talking about taking small steps. As Wollenberg
points out, it's not so much that the school systems have problems
with open source; it's that they're reluctant to adopt anything