New Zealand Schools Go Open Source

The National Business Review reports that New Zealand’s Ministry of Education and Novell have signed a national agreement0 “to provide all state and state-integrated schools ith a range of Novell software, including SUSE Linux operating systems.”

From the article,

Embracing open source offers many opportunities for New Zealand schools now and in the future. This agreement embodies all the advantages of Novell’s traditional offerings plus the advantages of Linux and open source – the provision of cost-effective, secure and reliable systems.

So yes, another national government openly accepts open source into education. Anyone keeping track?

And just in time for Open Source Day! Last year, Rick Schwier proclaimed July 16 open source day, and since I will be away from my email for the weekend, I thought I would announce early. So if anyone has some open source news to share over the next few days, do it in the spirit of the second annual, very unofficial Open Source Day.