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Making Decisions About Open Source Software for K-12
student using open source software
Open source software may be a good solution for your state, district, or school. This site will help you weigh that choice.
BACKGROUND
Anyone can change or share open source software.
PROS & CONS
Open source software has many potential advantages and disadvantages.
K-12 EXAMPLES
Educators are using open source software for a variety of solutions.
DECISIONS
Each school or district should compare their needs and goals with the potential value of open source software.
APPENDICES
A glossary, handouts, links, recommended reading, references, and research notes.

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