This is the kind of proactive thinking that we need.Â Quantitative data speak louder than words.Â I would be more than willing to participate in this.Â My book unfortunately fell short on this topic and I see this as an opportunity to rectify that.Â This could be an invaluable resource for the promotion of Open Source.
On 10/07/2015 08:51 AM, LM wrote:
I think we talked about trying to get some case studies up at the Schoolforge web site. If we want to reach people in organizations who are worried about issues like support rather than initial price, maybe we should start citing some research that shows how Open Source does against commercial alternatives long term. I know Microsoft has done something like this in their marketing to make a case against Open Source. Do we have any links to articles, statistics, etc. that show schools and school districts saving money long term when using particular Open Source projects? If we can collect some links, I could add a page to the Schoolforge wiki that we can refer people to when they state concerns regarding long term costs of using Open Source. Without any real statistics, it's hard to convince users who are uncomfortable with Open Source that it is an affordable alternative in the long run. ### To unsubscribe from the schoolforge-discuss mailing list: Send an e-mail message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx with no subject and a body of "unsubscribe schoolforge-discuss"