[Gllug] open source centric ICT in Schools from Sept 2012 ?

Bernard Peek bap at shrdlu.com
Thu Jan 12 19:38:47 UTC 2012

On 11/01/12 11:01, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Just caught this : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-16493929
> "The current programme of information and communications technology
> (ICT) study in England's schools will be scrapped from September, the
> education secretary will announce later.
> It will be replaced by an "open source" curriculum in computer science
> and programming designed with the help of universities and industry."
> Well worth skimming through the comments, some very bizarre ones in
> there. Including, unfortunately, a very distinct lack of understand
> about what open source is. What are the chances that the people involved
> in setting up the new curriculum suffer the same mindset ?
The BCS is putting together a few people to look at the situation and
there's going to be at least one open-source enthusiast involved. If
Microsoft want to compete they will have to provide software at less
than zero cost and with much better support than they give commercial

Bernard Peek
bap at shrdlu.com

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