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F/OSS In Education

Free and Open Source Software in Education

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F/OSS is Free and Open Source Software. This group will be about utilizing F/OSS in education. It may be as simple adding a link to a training video for OpenOffice Calc or tutorials on how to use Inkscape or GIMP for editing images.

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F/OSS Presentation - NYSCATE 2009

Started by cprofitt Dec 8, 2009. 0 Replies

This is the PDF version of the presentation I did for NYSCATE 2009. I will also be doing a presentation for EdTech day in Ithaca this year and potentially at Nazareth College this August (the content…Continue

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Comment by Harry Grover Tuttle on December 8, 2009 at 8:29pm has a long list of FOSS replacements for well known commercial software. Now any student can have the same high quality software home as in school.

NATO has approved .odf, not .doc, as its official software basis since they believe in democracy (all people should have the same access to resources).
Comment by Harry Grover Tuttle on December 8, 2009 at 8:23pm
F/OSS Free/Open Source Software represents a fundamental change in what we view as quality. Used to be only commercial software was of high quality; in recent years many open source software has shown to be as good as if not better than its commercial brother. Example: Open Office replaces Microsoft Suite; Gimp replaces Photo shop.
What is your favorite OSS?
Comment by Jocelyne Waddle on November 26, 2009 at 5:05pm
Can you explain what this is ? Thanks

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