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Open source software in public education what's the holdup

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