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Ithaka study on Open Source Software in Higher Education



From: CNI-ANNOUNCE -- News from the Coalition
[mailto:CNI-ANNOUNCE@cni.org] On Behalf Of Clifford Lynch
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 1:45 PM
To: CNI-ANNOUNCE -- News from the Coalition
Subject: [CNI-ANNOUNCE] Ithaka study on Open Source Software in Higher

Our colleagues at Ithaka have made available their study on open 
source software and higher education, which should be of interest 
to many CNI-announce readers. More details below.

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI


Ithaka is pleased to announce the availability of the report 
"Software and Collaboration in Higher Education: A Study of Open 
Source Software" on its website at: 
<http://www.ithaka.org/strategic/ooss.htm> . The report addresses 
issues related to how and whether a nonprofit facilitating 
organization might improve the ability of higher education to 
develop and support open source software for key academic and 
business needs. The principal investigator for this study was 
Paul N. Courant of the University of Michigan.

Comments and feedback would be much appreciated, as we work with 
concerned academic leaders to determine what steps should be 
taken next.

Funding for this study was provided by The Andrew W. Mellon 
Foundation, Carnegie Mellon University, Foothill-De Anza 
Community College, Marist College, the University of Indiana, the 
University of Michigan, Stanford University, the University of 
North Carolina, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.


Rebecca J. Griffiths
Manager, Strategic Services, Ithaka
151 East 61st Street, New York, NY 10021
Tel: (212) 500-2339 Fax: (212) 500-2366
Email: rgriffiths@ithaka.org