The International Open Source Network has recently release a FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) primer. The primer covers the use of FOSS in K-12 schools and universities and could be helpful to administrators, teachers and staff in understanding how to move from existing proprietary software to open source alternatives.
The document begins with a rationale for the use of FOSS in education, and builds a strong (and familiar) case. The authors then cover FOSS for infrastructure, administration, learning management, research, training and open content. Excellent and current examples are referenced.
If you are interested in moving to FOSS, this document shouldn’t be overlooked.
Download the report here (pdf format).