As part of OSS Watch’s regular review of our website’s content, I’ve taken a look through the publicly editable version of our Open Source Options for Education list and added some new contributions to our website.
The response from the educational community has been overwhelming in helping us find both alternatives to common proprietary software and real-world examples of these alternatives being used. I’d like to extend my thanks to everyone who’s contributed.
I’m particularly pleased this time to include a new category for Management Information System (MIS) software. These tools often represent a significant investment to an institution and requirements for compatibility with these systems which perform a key administrative role can be a strong influence over procurement of related software such as VLEs.