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Open source for schools

*Update* The previous link to the pdf download of the folder “vrije software in het onderwijs – free software in education” had become obsolete**

On this website you can download a booklet on the use of open source in education. It is in Dutch. It explains really well the beginnings of open source and it shows quite a few example programmes and how they can be used in an educational context. They also pay attention to the multiplatform aspects of a programme. They explain stuff such as GPL, Creative Commons etc.
The booklet is released under a creative commons licence.

The examples shown are:
Open Office
Gimp (image treatment, getting better all the time), Inkscape (vectorial drawing), Scribus (Desktop Publishing)
—————->these three and more, you can find on the Rollmops live cd created by Constant!
DIA (vectorial drawing programme, good for schematics)
PDF creator
NVU (a very good and complete multiplatform web authoring system)
Mozilla Firefox (what are you browsing with??? How do you read this site?)
Clamwin (open source and free antivirus)
– and some more educational programmes such as Moodle, Dokeos…


One Response to “Open source for schools”

  1. fernanda Says:

    dear wendy,
    i´ve arrived here through a friend from radiopaca.org, eva, wich is in a project of centre de cultura santa monica in barcelona in wich i think you are involved too. as i did not found your e-mail, i leave this comment about the blogday wich will be celebrated tomorrow. the idea is detailed at http://blogday.wikispaces.org/about and basically i´m here to ask your permision to include your weblog in a list of 5 recommended weblogs wich i will publish tomorrow (if you agree, of course!). thanks! fernanda