Open Source receives a boost

A couple of announcements over the past few days that will keep the open source community happy…

The first refers to a release from BECTA regarding the use of Open Source Software (OSS). Apparently the actual report is being ??sat on?? until after the election in the UK, however, there??s plenty of talk about it within the open source community.
“The landmark report will show that OSS can be implemented successfully in schools and present documented examples of cost savings from its use.”
Information relating to this can be found on Graham Attwell??s blog and on the eGov Monitor website.

The other news is that IBM is joining the educational open-source Sakai Project . The Sakai Project is an open-source project that is building and releasing online course management, collaboration and research team support software. The project currently involves more than 70 schools around the world.

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