The switch to OpenOffice also helps to save costs, that can now be used to purchase new IT equipment, the Danish National IT and Telecom Agency (ITST), adds today in a statement.The Lyngby-Taarbæk municipality needed to purchase six hundred new school PCs to replace outdated computers, explains Jens Kjellerup, head of the administration's IT department. By moving to open source, the municipality saved an amount equal to 25 percent of the amount needed for the new hardware. "Moving to open source paid for about 150 of these computers."
Awesome. Get 'em started early.
In all seriousness, it makes me ill to see schools losing teachers while they're shoveling millions Microsoft's way. So it's nice to see schools (in other countries, but hey it's a start) looking more globally at things instead of assuming that paying for Office and Windows licenses is just the cost of doing business.