The US Whitehouse.gov site has a petition
to promote the use of free software in schools. "Each year our educational system wastes billions of dollars for the purchase and support of proprietary operating systems and application software in our schools. The software is rigid and inflexible, opaque in its design and mysterious to our children.
We advocate and propose the gradual replacement of privately owned software
with restrictive licensing in favor of open source alternatives with GPL
type licenses. In as much as possible we should have our students using
software that complies with the definition of free software as defined by
the Free Software Foundation.
" Registration is required to sign the
petition. (Thanks to Davide Del Vento)
to post comments)