Sunday, August 01, 2010

Ping - In School Systems, Slow Progress for Open-Source Textbooks - NYTimes.com

Scott McNealy’s latest adventure

Early this year, Oracle, the database software maker, acquired Sun for $7.4 billion, leaving Mr. McNealy without a job. He has since decided to aim his energy and some money at Curriki, an online hub for free textbooks and other course material that he spearheaded six years ago.

“We are spending $8 billion to $15 billion per year on textbooks” in the United States, Mr. McNealy says. “It seems to me we could put that all online for free.”

Ping - In School Systems, Slow Progress for Open-Source Textbooks - NYTimes.com

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