Memorandum Submitted by the Lochi Free Software Users' Group

Various authors, Free Software User Group - Kochi, Nov 27, 2002
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The software company remains nameless (but one guess as to which one it is), but these Indian teachers see right through its plans. Responding to a proposed curriculum requiring the use of this software, they write that "Providing schools or other educational institutions software at little or no cost, while the same software is sold at very high prices in the open market is a marketing trick." Moreover, "The government or the schools should not have to constantly worry about licensing issues and should be free to teach. Imposing proprietary software on the schools means pushing the school administrations and managements into the difficult and tricky area of license management."
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