Seacoast Professional Development Center, Exeter NH

Helping educators realize the potential of open source software as a tool for teaching and learning.

Open Source Software Implementation in K12 Schools

how to make 100 dollars a day day trading Simply stated, open-source software is computer software whose source code is available under a copyright license that permits users to study, change, and improve the software, and to freely distribute it to potential users. If you've never heard of open source software, you're not alone.  Commercial, or proprietary, software has dominated the computer industry for many years. Most school personnel have understandably assumed that commercial software was the only option available.  .

The open source software movement has been available for many years, however, high quality software tools have only recently evolved to the point where they are a viable option for schools. According to, the open source movement can be traced back decades while the label "open source" was first used in 1998 when Netscape decided to give away the source code to its Internet browser.  Additional informtion about the open source license can be found at



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Other Resources for Open Source in Education



The Seacoast Professional Development Center in Exeter, NH hosts many open source workshops throughout the year. Some of it's offerings include building a Linux server, using Moodle, Open Office, NVU, Audacity, and other free software programs.


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Tune in every two weeks to Open Source Live - a new podcast where educators discuss how open source software can be used in schools. 

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