Open source software in public education what's the holdup

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Open source software in public education what's the holdup

  1. 1. Open Source Software in Public Education: What's the Holdup? Samuel Coleman Barriers and Ways Around Them
  2. 2. Discussion Points <ul><li>18 wheelers and pickups </li></ul><ul><li>No one gets fired for buying Macrohard </li></ul><ul><li>Brand doesn't equal Need </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the HERD </li></ul><ul><li>Ignorance is costly </li></ul><ul><li>Eating Out or Learning to Cook </li></ul><ul><li>Remember Gulliver </li></ul>
  3. 3. 18 wheelers and pickups <ul><li>Small Organizations tend to be more nibble </li></ul><ul><li>Large Organizations tend to be less nibble </li></ul>
  4. 4. No one gets fired for buying Macrohard <ul><li>IT professional are under pressure to provide “SAFE” (familiar) technology solutions. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Brand doesn't equal Need <ul><li>Heinz </li></ul><ul><li>Mc Donalds </li></ul><ul><li>Disney </li></ul><ul><li>Apple </li></ul><ul><li>Nike </li></ul><ul><li>Tiger Woods </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Jordan </li></ul><ul><li>Ketchup </li></ul><ul><li>Hamburgers </li></ul><ul><li>Amusement Park </li></ul><ul><li>Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Shoes </li></ul><ul><li>Golf </li></ul><ul><li>Basketball </li></ul>
  6. 6. Follow the HERD <ul><li>What does the following list have in common? </li></ul><ul><li>Vi </li></ul><ul><li>Emacs </li></ul><ul><li>TeX/LaTeX </li></ul><ul><li>The Electric Pencil </li></ul><ul><li>Word Star </li></ul><ul><li>Word Perfect </li></ul><ul><li>Word </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ignorance is costly <ul><li>Remember the DeLorean, VW bug, Yugo, Toyota </li></ul>
  8. 8. Eating Out or Learning to Cook <ul><li>Proprietary Software – Requires a school system to adapt there needs to the functionality and licensing of the software. </li></ul><ul><li>FOSS – Allows a school system to adapt software to its unique needs: software and hardware upgrade cycles, variety of course offers, opportunities to collaborate with institutes of higher learning. </li></ul><ul><li>You have the choice to do either or based on the need </li></ul>
  9. 9. Remember Gulliver <ul><li>There is strength in numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source becomes more viable one application at a time </li></ul>
  10. 10. Time Horizons affect persective <ul><li>Student </li></ul><ul><li>Parent </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Principal </li></ul><ul><li>District Staff </li></ul><ul><li>IT Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Board Member </li></ul><ul><li>13 years </li></ul><ul><li>13 years </li></ul><ul><li>Tenured </li></ul><ul><li>At Will Employee </li></ul><ul><li>At Will Employee </li></ul><ul><li>At Will Employee </li></ul><ul><li>Until next election </li></ul>
  11. 11. Toehold Applications vs High Cost Alternatives <ul><li>Open Office Suite </li></ul><ul><li>GIMP </li></ul><ul><li>Blender </li></ul><ul><li>QCAD </li></ul><ul><li>Scribus </li></ul><ul><li>Portable Apps </li></ul><ul><li>Kino </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Office Suite </li></ul><ul><li>Photoshop </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Illustrator </li></ul><ul><li>CAD </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Publisher </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul><ul><li>iMovie </li></ul>

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