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UN Primer on Open Source in Education

According to, the UN has produced a primer on using open source and free software in educational settings.

From the article, “The International Open Source Network, an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme, has produced a 48-page primer on “Free/Open Source Software and Education,” which is now available for free public download. The primer is intended to help policy-makers and decision-makers understand the potential use of free and open source software (“FOSS”) in education.”

The document can be downloaded as a PDF from the International Open Source Network site. (Great Plone website, BTW.)

One Response to “UN Primer on Open Source in Education”

  1. Educational Technology and Life » Blog Archive » UN Primer on Open Source in Education Says:
    February 13th, 2006 at 2:09 am

    […] UN Primer on Open Source in Education (Via Technorati Search for: “Open Source Software in Education”.) I downloaded and skimmed the primer. Some of the topics covered include: Why FOSS for Education? Server Software, Workstation software, Library Management Systems, Learning Management Systems, and Computer Literacy. I’ll be incorporating this the next time I run an introduction to Open Source session… at CUE at the latest. […]