Teacher laptop innative

SA department of education shuts out FOSS
Despite a national open source strategy and a well-publicised set of minimum interoperability standards for government, the South African education department has launched a teacher laptop project that excludes free and open source software (FOSS).
Minister Pandor announces Teacher Laptop Initiative (Press release)

Unfortunately the tectonic article makes no mention of having asked the DoE for comment on their Microsoft choices which are contrary to the government's national open source strategy, so its hard to know if its an oversight, misunderstanding or if they are back-tracking on their Floss innitatives?

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