View Full Version : Death of an Open Source Project

February 1st, 2009, 08:14 PM
I am not sure if it is too late to see if the LoCo could get involved in helping to save this project, but I thought I would post and give you all the information.

After over two year of providing reliable, accessible and safe technology to over 110 students and 8 faculty members, the Linux Thin Client Network at Liberty High School in Benicia was shut down at the end of last semester. Not that the technology failed to deliver; total cost of the project over the two years including new servers (4), network switches (4), PXE NICs (20), recycled workstations used as thin client terminals (55) and consulting time (setup, installation and 2-years maintenance) was just under $20,000. The school recently installed a Windows "media" Lab consisting of 8 workstations for $10,000; just hardware. No servers, infrastructure, setup or maintenance.

link (http://community.k12opensource.com/profiles/blogs/death-of-an-open-source)

February 2nd, 2009, 12:36 AM