Inside Higher Education gives a good digest of "The State of Open Source Software," a report recently published by Rob Abel for the Alliance for Higher Education Competitiveness (A-HEC). Abel's report draws on a survey of more than 200 higher education officials responsible for software selection at a range of institutions. According to the report, two-thirds said they have Âconsidered or are actively consideringÂ using open source products; only about a quarter of institutions are implementing higher education-specific open source software. Inside Higher Education quotes Kenneth Green, founding director of the Campus Computing Project, as calling the mindset toward open source "affirmative ambivalence."
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