What are the benefits of using free software in education?

12/9/2011 | Edutopia.org

Student, author and open-source proponent Shahzad Saeed in this blog posts lists 10 benefits of using free software in education. Though free software often includes some nominal cost, it allows users more freedom to modify and share programs. It also allows freedom from mandated upgrades and from privacy and security concerns commonly associated with proprietary software, he writes.

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