Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
The conflict between proprietary and open source software and content is worldwide, and educational technology is one of the major flashpoints, as is seen in this coverage of an Indian school division's decision to adopt Linux. It is, of course, immediately branded as 'banning Microsoft' but "It is well-known that Microsoft wants to have a monopoly in the field of computer technology. Naturally, being a democratic and progressive government, we want to encourage the spread of free software," M. A. Baby, Kerala's education minister, said.

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