There was uproar in the open source world earlier this year when the AlphaPlus Agency won a lucrative and prestigious contract with Becta, the UK’s education technology agency. AlphaPlus had little experience of Open Source and beat proposals backed by Canonical and Red Hat.

Today I was invited to join the Beta of the Open Source Schools community. This is a site built in drupal 5, but it was accompanied by a list of basic errors which many new users to drupal might make.