Two founders of Sun Microsystems have created nonprofit organizations to bring open-source textbooks to kindergarten through high school classes, reports the New York Times. Scott McNealy, the fiery co-founder and former chief executive of Sun Microsystems, shuns basic math textbooks as bloated monstrosities: their price keeps rising while the core information inside of them stays the same. “Ten plus 10 has been 20 for a long time,” he says. Early this year, database software maker Oracle acquired Sun for $7.4 billion, leaving McNealy without a job. He has since decided to aim his energy and some money at Curriki, an...
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