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Education IT chiefs debate open source

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| Colleges and universities have launched several high-profile "community
| source" projects to develop large-scale education applications. These include
| the Sakai learning-management system, and more recently, the Kuali project,
| which is creating such education-focused enterprise applications as financial
| accounting, and expanding to develop student information systems and even
| middleware to tie them all together.
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http://www.networkworld.com/news/200...e.html?hpg1=bn

Statement from George Mason University on Center for History and New Media's
Zotero Software

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| The Thomson Reuters Corporation has sued the Commonwealth of Virginia over
| Zotero, a project based at George Mason University’s Center for History and
| New Media (CHNM). A free and open-source software initiative, Zotero aims to
| create the world’s best research tool and has already been adopted by
| hundreds of thousands of users at countless colleges and research
| universities. CHNM announces that it has re-released the full functionality
| of Zotero 1.5 Sync Preview to its users and the open source community. As
| part of its formal response to this legal action, Mason will also not renew
| its site license for EndNote.
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http://eagle.gmu.edu/newsroom/721/


Recent:

Reuters Says George Mason University Is Handing Out Its Proprietary Software

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| Thomson Reuters demands $10 million and an injunction to stop George Mason
| University from distributing its new Web browser application, Zotero
| software, an open-source format that allows users to convert Reuters' EndNote
| Software. Reuters claims George Mason is violating its license agreement and
| destroying the EndNote customer base.
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http://www.courthousenews.com/2008/0...y_Software.htm


Related:

Memo to Reuters: stop spreading FUD about Novell and Linux

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| The British news agency Reuters came up with a sensational bit of
| spin on Friday, US time, claiming that the Free Software Foundation
| could "ban" Novell from selling Linux.
|
| [...]
|
| What then can the FSF do? Why is this misinformation being spread?
|
| As to why misinformation is being spread, the reporter probably didn't
| have a clue about the subject he set out to tackle. "Ban" is a very
| good word to pull readers.
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http://www.itwire.com.au/index.php?o...08&Itemid=1091
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