June 4, 2002

Open Source Society wants StarOffice for New Zealand schools

The New Zealand Herald reports that the newly formed New Zealand Open Source Society is trying to get Sun Microsystems' StarOffice and OpenOffice into the country's schools. " Minister of Education Trevor Mallard said the StarOffice licensing offer had no implications for the $10 million education deal struck with Microsoft last year.

He said StarOffice was previously free for everyone, was already used in some schools, and was supported by the Ministry of Education's ICT helpdesk."


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