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 steps
Got comments SMS: 07624 806527 Twitter: tweet @poll  Web: http://poll4.com Format is  12863  followed by your comments Sen...
Open Source considerations Courtesy of http://www.wordle.net
A ‘mixed economy’ school <ul><li>Sprowston Community High School in Norwich </li></ul><ul><li>Closed and Open Source </li>...
Policy <ul><li>If there's a good open source solution that meets the curriculum needs then we use it </li></ul><ul><li>Whe...
Policy <ul><li>When we modify systems in any way, we make the revised code available on an open source basis </li></ul><ul...
Policy <ul><li>We understand that young people need transferable software skills and select systems on that basis </li></u...
Image source http://bit.ly/2F6YQQ Next steps Discussion Agree a way forward Issue a policy document Promote
Contact me Twitter @jameswwright Web www.jameswwright.com Email james@jameswwright.com
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Open Schools Unconference - enhancing open source use

  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. Got comments SMS: 07624 806527 Twitter: tweet @poll Web: http://poll4.com Format is 12863 followed by your comments Send contact details for a copy of this presentation and the manifesto
  4. 4. Open Source considerations Courtesy of http://www.wordle.net
  5. 5. A ‘mixed economy’ school <ul><li>Sprowston Community High School in Norwich </li></ul><ul><li>Closed and Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>Windows, Mac and Linux </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop and Server </li></ul><ul><li>Joomla and Moodle. Elgg in development </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange and Active Directory </li></ul><ul><li>Scratch, Audacity, Inkscape etc in the classroom alongside Office and CS4 </li></ul><ul><li>OpenEducationDisc promoted to the community but also a Microsoft Academy </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperability is key </li></ul>
  6. 6. Policy <ul><li>If there's a good open source solution that meets the curriculum needs then we use it </li></ul><ul><li>When there is no viable open source solution, we get on with using the proprietary one and set a review date </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Policy <ul><li>When we modify systems in any way, we make the revised code available on an open source basis </li></ul><ul><li>Where possible we only implement systems that are platform independent to the end user </li></ul><ul><li>Where an open source system exists that nearly works, we work with it and feed back to the community </li></ul>
  8. 8. Policy <ul><li>We understand that young people need transferable software skills and select systems on that basis </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Image source http://bit.ly/2F6YQQ Next steps Discussion Agree a way forward Issue a policy document Promote
  10. 10. Contact me Twitter @jameswwright Web www.jameswwright.com Email james@jameswwright.com

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