Growing interest in KDE's partnership programme is coming from businesses that have emerged from the Open Source community. Sirius' commitment to KDE follows Ubuntu/Canonical's recent patronage of the project.
A study published today concludes that ICT systems supplied to schools are so complex that they are uneconomic for suppliers to support. Unable to pay commercial rates for support, most schools waste over half their ICT budgets on staff salaries. The answer, according to the report, is for schools to adopt thin-client systems that are largely maintenance-free.