According to OSC president, Mark Taylor, Becta and the Department for Education and Skills are effectively denying schools the option of benefiting from both free and open source. Becta has pointed out; suppliers in its infrastructure framework agreement are free to offer open source software. Becta is a government agency, which defines its e-learning strategy and educational information and communication technology purchasing and maintained its procurement frameworks, based on functional requirements and open standards and is aimed for companies offering either proprietary or open source solutions. Becta announced that to review the impact of Microsoft's educational licensing programs in the
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