Thursday, August 16, 2007

Open Source software in education

A fascinating article about the increasing use of Open Source software in education, including a nice list of useful Open Source applications that can be useful for schools.

The article also includes this quote, from Mark Driver, research vice president at IT industry analyst firm Gartner:

The community of a large open source project is better than the knowledge base of any commercial vendor, including the world's largest vendors like Microsoft and IBM. Because of the number of people who work on these projects, the sheer power of the knowledge base is unrivaled.

1 comment:

Suzanne G. said...

Our school uses Safari and other open-source software