Free Software for Schools
|Work in progress, expect frequent changes. Help and feedback is welcome. See discussion page.|
To connect schools who are contemplating or going on the Free Software journey
To assist schools in realising the educational opportunities that Free Software provides
To create Free software systems in schools that are created from educationalists upwards rather than bureaucracy, government or corporate down
To promote sound educational philosophy in the use of Free Software in schools
To promote Free Software as the best path for schools, the wider community and governments
Why Free Software
“It's Free Software and it gives you freedom!” 
The freedom to run the program, for any purpose.
The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs. Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbour.
The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits. Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
Free software saves schools money.