The community developing, implementing, and using 'open source' education software applications and business solutions continues to grow.  There are now hundreds of sites containing information about the global 'open' education community and related open source software, technologies, and solutions spread across the web. As we started spending thousands of hours surfing the web searching and looking at all these sites trying to find the 'good' sites - sites that contain useful information; have been around for a while; are high quality, and are regularly updated - we decided to put all those links on our own web site to save others from having to spend a lot of their time repeating the same process. We hope you find this site a useful starting point as you investigate the future of education and 'open' education & training technologies. Our intention is to continually improve this web site over time.


Peter Groen & Jaime Groen are a father and daughter team. Peter Groen is a retired government executive, author, speaker, health informatics specialist, and former instructor and researcher at Shepherd University in West Virginia.  Jaime is a graduate of Shepherd University, works for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a project manager and training specialist on large scale health information technology projects.

* See selected articles written by Peter J. Groen

Free and open source software (FOSS) is no longer an oddity. It is now being used by 80% of organizations around the world and the movement continues to grow. In essence, 'the war is over'. As a result, support for this site will now start to diminish as it is no longer needed.  -  Peter Groen

If you would like to suggest new material or links to be added to this
web site, please email groenpj@cs.com

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