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[school-discuss] Open Source in Government and Schools
[Jan. 15, 2004]
Just wanted to give everyone a heads-up on some wins. First, you'll
notice an article below about Newport News Virgina and secondly, I
wanted to let you know that the University of Southern Mississippi has
entered into a promotional use agreement with Sun for the broad use of
The Newport News story discusses the cities efforts to build an Open
Source alliance with governments in the US and elsewhere.
The academic promotion with Sun for StarOffice 7 allows schools to get
the entire suite for free and offer it to all students, faculty and
administration as well as parents, relatives, etc.
If you use OpenOffice you may want to switch to SO7 as it provides
higher quality desktop rendering and many addons.
We'll also have some announcements coming out at LinuxWorld about many
more wins in the open source arena at schools, in government and
especially in big US government.