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Re: [school-discuss] FW: OpenOffice in education
Tom Adelstein wrote:
Thanks for clearing that up Tom. I think the main issue is that in
education, real value comes from the FLOSS nature of OO. Education is
going to be more open to solutions that are, well, more open. I think
SUN should concentrate big SO incentives for business and government
sectors, while supporting OO penetration into education. Sure some
school business programs and school administrations will opt for SO over
MS Office or OO, but for many education uses SO and MSO are overkill,
while OO is good enough and "free".
Yes this is all true. BUT, I cannot give out copies of Star Office to
all my students and staff to take home and install on their PCs for
FREE. I can with OpenOffice! This is why we use OpenOffice.
You can give all of your students, their parents, alumni, faculty and
friends Star Office for free. You'll find templates, examples, more
fonts, better rendering, etc. with Star Office. You'll also find
accredited curriculum, certifications, etc. for free.
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