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Open source SchoolTool looking for partners

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The open source SchoolTool project is looking for schools to test the software. SchoolTool, founded by the Shuttleworth Foundation, is a school management system to organise school timetables and resources.

As part of the development process the SchoolTool team is looking for scools to test the SchoolTool student information system during the 2006 - 2007 (Northern hemisphere) and 2007 (Southern hemisphere) school year.

The team says it is looking for six to eight primary or secondary schools worldwide.

At the end of the year, schools will be able to keep their software and upgrade to subsequent versions of SchoolTool.

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