Brian Campbell sent me this useful primer which covers the use of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in educational institutions.
“This primer covers the use of FOSS from schools to universities. It provides a brief overview of how it can help in setting up the IT infrastructure and administration of educational institutions and considers software (mainly proprietary) which is now used as the basis for IT curricula and alternative FOSS which is available.”
For those new to FOSS, this is an excellent starting point as it gives a great overview of the reasons for and methods of using FOSS effectively within various institutions.
The FOSS Primer can be found at: