I ran across this story on Slashdot yesterday, and thought I’d post the link in case anybody is interested.
The Slashdot thread links to a column from the Oregonian, which says Microsoft has called a license audit on many school boards in Washington and Oregon, with 60 days (at the busiest time of the year!) to provide full documentation of all MS software in the system. The alternative MS mentions is to sign up for their school plan, $42 a license for every computer in the system, every year. According to the article, ‘every computer’ really means every computer, running Windows or not.
The Slashdot thread includes posts from a number of people suggesting a volunteer effort to install Linux in many of those schools. For Portland search the thread for ‘Steffan’ (his email address is there), for other places read the thread. For more appropriate reactions, take it to the Pit. (I might end up there myself.)