Agreed, but those students exposed to open source solutions will have gained
valuable experience to influence a similar decision in their
business/corporate environment, where there are no academic discounts.
From: Will Krause [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2003 3:23 PM
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Subject: Re: open source
Another issue that we in education often fail to take into account is what
tools our graduates will be expected to use in the business world. If our
graduates are going to be working in a business/corporate world that is
MS-centric with respect to desktop applications, are we doing them a
disservice by moving to SO or OO just to save ourselves a few dollars?
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