microsoft in schools

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by whoisthis, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. whoisthis

    whoisthis Guest

    seems the norwegians had similar problems to NZ. Now I wonder if anyone
    intelligent from the ministry of Ed. reads here.... a Tui moment is
    coming on right about now....

    http://linux.slashdot.org/linux/07/06/16/2330251.shtml

    Microsoft has agreed to change the terms of its school agreement
    contract with Norwegian regional municipalities, following a complaint
    by Norwegian open-source software company Linpro to the Norwegian
    Competition Authority. Microsoft 'introduced two kinds of flexibility in
    the agreement, that were previously missing,' the head of the company's
    Norway operations said. One of these 'kinds of flexibility' involved
    Microsoft not getting paid a license fee for each Linux and Mac computer
    in schools."
    whoisthis, Jun 17, 2007
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  2. whoisthis

    vitw Guest

    On Mon, 18 Jun 2007 07:51:32 +1200, whoisthis wrote:

    > seems the norwegians had similar problems to NZ. Now I wonder if anyone
    > intelligent from the ministry of Ed. reads here.... a Tui moment is
    > coming on right about now....
    >
    > http://linux.slashdot.org/linux/07/06/16/2330251.shtml
    >
    > Microsoft has agreed to change the terms of its school agreement
    > contract with Norwegian regional municipalities, following a complaint
    > by Norwegian open-source software company Linpro to the Norwegian
    > Competition Authority. Microsoft 'introduced two kinds of flexibility in
    > the agreement, that were previously missing,' the head of the company's
    > Norway operations said. One of these 'kinds of flexibility' involved
    > Microsoft not getting paid a license fee for each Linux and Mac computer
    > in schools."


    Incredible - to think that the payment of a license fee to M$ for Linux
    and Mac PCs was ever on the table. What a racket! Would not be tolerated
    in other industries.
    vitw, Jun 17, 2007
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