[vet-mm] Open Source Software

Kathryn Locke klocke at stcatherines.net.au
Fri Dec 2 17:29:05 EST 2005

Dear Rachelle,
3 cheers for you too and all the greta work you do.

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	From: vet-mm-bounces at edulists.com.au on behalf of Rachelle McLean 
	Sent: Fri 12/2/2005 12:08 PM 
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	Subject: [vet-mm] Open Source Software

	Hi All,
	Sorry about cross-posts
	I've spoken recently at the ATOM conference and briefly at the PixelEd
	conference regarding open source software.
	This week Con Zymaris, CEO, Cybersource, Director, Open Source Industry
	Australia and Convenor, Open Source Victoria (A Government-funded
	industry cluster.) posted to the IT mailing list a link to a report
	regarding open source software and how it can be used within the
	education sector.  I think this is extremely exciting, and an early
	Christmas present for all of us trying to run programs on limited
	budgets.  His email is below including links to the documents.
	3 cheers for open source :-)
	Rachelle McLean
	Speaking of reliable and intuitive... ;-)
	OSV is about to launch the following:
	Open Source Victoria has prepared the following report for the primary
	secondary education sector. Within it, we have researched and provided
	synopsis on a range of software which we believe will be beneficial to
	educators and students. We have also included a large list of other
	open source applications.
	Specifically, our objectives are:
	a) to increase the awareness of open source software amongst all
	b) to provide an easy mechanism for educators to review and select
	c) to increase the understanding of the merits of open source Software
	   amongst students of Information Technology courses in schools,
	d) to help the education sector save money on software licences, which
	   could be re-deployed on hardware or staff professional development.
	This (draft) catalog (12+ MB PDF) is available for download now, from:
	Your feedback is welcome.
	Con Zymaris
	- CEO, Cybersource Pty. Ltd.
	- Director, Open Source Industry Australia, Limited.
	- Convenor, Open Source Victoria (A Government-funded industry
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