Overall, the meeting was very positive with Becta
clearly looking for a single point of contact with the
various FLOSS communities.
A brief summary would be:
* that the Becta OS TCO report will be published
after the election. This report seems likely to
produce considerable interest in the use of FLOSS in
* Becta is loking for ways to support and encourage
schools considering the uptake of FLOSS.
* that the construction of a gateway to a set of
FLOSS resources and companies needs to be made
available to aid schools in their decision making.
A report in more detail will follow as soon as it has
been typed up.
In response to these developments Schoolforge UK plans
to change the emphasis of its website from a
campaigning site to a support and resource site and
your help in constructing will be important.
Chair Schoolforge UK
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