The only reference we’ve found so far in the mainstream media is in this column in the Observer by John Naughton. The writer is an occasional tech columnist for the paper and is militantly anti-Vole.
Here is how some of the smaller outlets reported it:
- “Open source slashes school IT budgets” - VNUNet
- “UK government report approves open source for schools” - Computer Business Review
- “Open source makes school appointment” - Channel Register. The site also has this article outlining Microsoft’s reaction to / rubbishing of the report and its findings.
- “Becta report shows schools are getting a raw deal from their IT providers” - eGov
- “Open source slashes school IT budgets” - Computing.co.uk (also syndicated elsewhere)
- “The ABC of open source in schools” - ZDNet’s comment folk think that BECTA has achieved the unusual feat of “sitting on the fence in the battle between open source software and its proprietary rivals.”
- “Open-Source Software Slashes School I.T. Budgets” - on TopTechNews from the States is more enthusiastic. This article is syndicated on Sci-Tech Today, CIO Today and NewsFactor.
- “Open Source Software in Schools a good and low-cost choice says Becta” - PublicTechnology.net