Open source is a desirable option for schools in South Africa

Andrew Craucamp | MyBroadband Tech News | April 7, 2012

High school curriculums in South Africa often require training in the use of proprietary software when high quality, open source alternatives exist.

"Unlike proprietary options, Ubuntu, LibreOffice, and Mozilla Firefox fully comply with internationally recognised open standards. They are free of patent royalties, free of legal restrictions, and of course free of cost."

"It’s simply unwise, economically speaking, to condition the youth of South Africa into using expensive proprietary software, especially when the software being taught is so outdated."