BECTA Open Source Software in Schools Released

The recently hyped open source report from BECTA has finally been officially released (it was delayed because of the UK election). I haven’t got a chance to look at it very closely, but as I do, my comments may follow.

“This report indicates that open source software can provide a cost-effective and efficient solution in schools if effectively deployed. Becta believes that software used in schools should be of a high quality and adhere to open standards, enabling compatibility and interoperability between products.”

Well, it’s what others have been saying all along, but it’s great to see a large, government sponsored study conclude in this way. Download the report and related documentation here.