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Re: Open Source case studies (was Re: [school-discuss] looking for open source technology to write about it.)

well when am I getting my login

On Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 2:46 PM, Christopher Whittum <cdwhittum@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
This is the kind of proactive thinking that we need. Quantitative data speak louder than words. I would be more than willing to participate in this. My book unfortunately fell short on this topic and I see this as an opportunity to rectify that. This could be an invaluable resource for the promotion of Open Source.

Christopher Whittum
M.Ed. Learning and Technology
Energize Education through Open Source
CDW Web Design

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.
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