Profs say students are citing same misinformation from the collaborative encyclopedia. Wikipedia agrees that its articles are works in progress - and anyway, what are college students doing citing an encyclopedia in research papers? This isn't junior high, kids.
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University consortium initiated development when Blackboard started patent aggression. Code may not be 'iron' clad but it's good and free.
Also speaking at K-12 symposium, Moodle founder Dougiamas advocates open source course management to meet needs of students and teachers.
Joyce Valenza suggests keeping an eye on the emerging world of WikiBooks, otherwise known as open source textbook projects. They haven't gotten much play lately but Valenza suspects they may be ready to break out.
Senator Eric Abetz on Wednesday launched a free open source content management system (CMS) to government departments and not-for-profit organisations.The Special Minister of State said the CMS -- launch of which was flagged last week at the release of a procurement paper entitled A Guide to Open Source Software for Australian Government Agencies -- demonstrated the "viability of open source software solutions in the Australian government".
roundup An expensive and ineffective patent regime is hampering the work of Australia's software community, a leading IT lawyer claimed yesterday.Jeremy Malcolm told participants at Linux.
The Australian Unix and Open Systems Users Group (AUUG) has drawn in several key speakers for its second annual Australian Open Computing in Government conference.Titled "Future-proofing Government Computing: Open Data, Formats and Standards", the conference will be focusing on best practices, raising awareness and sharing experiences amongst policy makers and IT officials.
Australian Andrew Tridgell has been appointed a Fellow at Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a move which will allow him to continue leading global development on the open-source Samba project.According to a statement from OSDL -- a non-profit organisation supported by a consortium of Linux customers and vendors, including Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel and NEC -- Tridgell becomes the second appointed OSDL Fellow, after Linux creator Linus Torvalds.
Open source solutions provider Cybersource has lashed out at Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer's statement in Singapore that Linux is potentially in violation of various software idea patents.Con Zymaris, Cybersource chief executive officer, said that in reality, the platform which is most at risk from drowning in patent litigation is Microsoft's own, adding that even Microsoft's US$50 billion "cash hoard" may not be enough to save it.
The SCO Group today delivered the first set of products for third-party developers as part of its SCO Marketplace initiative.The controversial provider of Unix-based solutions aims to "extend opportunities to Unix developers while augmenting the company's ability to bring sought after technologies to the SCO customer base".