Enhancing Open Source Use
a manifesto for Open Source adoption
Session outline
Open Source considerations
Brief outline of a ‘mixed economy’ school
A policy for Open Source use
Next ste...
Open Source considerations

Courtesy of http://www.wordle.net
A ‘mixed economy’ school
Sprowston Community High School in Norwich
• Closed and Open Source
• Windows, Mac and Linux
• De...
Policy
• If there's a good open source solution that
meets the curriculum needs then we use it
• When there is no viable o...
Policy
• When we modify systems in any way, we
make the revised code available on an
open source basis
• Where possible we...
Policy
• We understand that young people need
transferable software skills and select
systems on that basis
• We review al...
Next steps
Discuss
Reflect
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  1. 1. Enhancing Open Source Use a manifesto for Open Source adoption
  2. 2. Session outline Open Source considerations Brief outline of a ‘mixed economy’ school A policy for Open Source use Next steps
  3. 3. Open Source considerations Courtesy of http://www.wordle.net
  4. 4. A ‘mixed economy’ school Sprowston Community High School in Norwich • Closed and Open Source • Windows, Mac and Linux • Desktop and Server • Joomla and Moodle but also Fronter. Elgg in development • Exchange and Active Directory • Scratch, Audacity, Inkscape etc in the classroom alongside Office and CS4 • OpenDisc promoted to the community but also a Microsoft Academy • Interoperability is key
  5. 5. Policy • If there's a good open source solution that meets the curriculum needs then we use it • When there is no viable open source solution, we get on with using the proprietary one and set a review date • If we use a closed source system, we make sure that it has file format interoperability with an open source alternative in order to enable use at home
  6. 6. Policy • When we modify systems in any way, we make the revised code available on an open source basis • Where possible we only implement systems that are platform independent to the end user • Where an open source system exists that nearly works, we work with it and feed back to the community
  7. 7. Policy • We understand that young people need transferable software skills and select systems on that basis • We review all systems, both open and closed source, on a regular basis to ensure that they are still fit for purpose and serve our young people in the best way possible
  8. 8. Next steps Discuss Reflect Promote Image source http://bit.ly/2F6YQQ
  9. 9. Contact me Twitter @jameswwright Web www.jameswwright.com Email james@jameswwright.com
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