“The University of Oviedo in Asturias, one of Spainâ€™s autonomous communities, is studying ways to increase its use of free and open source software, reports La Nueva EspaÃ±a, a newspaper.
Using free and open source software will help to avoid the use of unlicensed software, the university management is quoted as saying in December.
The university is also looking into using free software solutions to reduce academic plagiarism.
The newspaper notes how Asturiaâ€™s one and only university is at the bottom end of the annual ranking of universities that use free software”
See Oviedo university studies to increase open sourceYes, my biggest takeaway from using GNU/Linux for years in education is that FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software) is perfectly suited to use in education. Teachers, administrators and students love its utility and flexibility. There’s no problem with the budget, no legal hoops to jump through and no lawyers need examine the deal. FLOSS just works for people in education.
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