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Re: 80 Universities and Colleges to Adopt Open Source

__/ [ Peter Jensen ] on Sunday 26 March 2006 22:22 \__

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| Some 80 universities and colleges will incorporate open source
>>| subjects into their computer science (CS) and information
>>| technology (IT)-related courses later this year under a program
>>| that seeks to help schools develop more employable graduates.
>> `----
>> http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/?page=interactive01_mar27_2006
> At my university department, Windows is rarely used.  Personally, I use
> Sunray terminals connecting to Solaris servers, backed by beefy Gentoo
> Linux clusters.  Linux is also used extensively in projects, for all the
> obvious reasons.  I don't think there is any teaching of Linux or Linux
> programming specifically, people are just expected to learn how to use
> the best tools for the job.

The only hidrance (at the moment) are narrow-minded individuals who assemble
a curriculum and syllabus. One famous scientist once said that the
retirement/death of seniors leads to change in trends. In due time, better
awareness will make GNU/Linux the *only* choice for teaching. This has an
exponential inflation rate as the chicken-and-egg trap is finally breached.
More schools using OSS are used as a precedence (case study). OSS in
education drives students to using OSS at home and industry.

Best wishes,


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