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Can DOD's stance on open source change the status quo?

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Reader reaction to our coverage of new Defense Department guidance that puts open-source software on equal footing with proprietary software has ranged from cheers to questions about whether the move will change anything.

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Massive New Migration to Free Software in French Authorities; Gendarmerie Should Delete Mono

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French Directorate General of Public Finance dumps Microsoft software; The French Gendarmerie should remove Mono from Ubuntu

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DOD open-source memo could change software landscape

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The Defense Department's guidance on the military use of open-source software has been a long time in coming, and should ease the widespread concerns in the military about open source-use.

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FR: 130,000 PCs at tax authority to get open source email client

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All 130,000 desktop PCs at the Directorate General of Public Finance (DGPF) in Paris are to be switched to using the open source Mozilla Thunderbird email client, its Lightning calendar and the open source groupware application OBM, the French IT news site 01.net reports, citing a source familiar with the project.

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DE: Rate of government adoption of their software surprises Mozilla

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Representatives of the open source Mozilla project where pleasantly surprised this week, discovering that the city of Munich is making far more use of their software.

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In Industry First, Voting Machine Company to Publish Source Code

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Sequoia Voting Systems plans to publicly release the source code for its new optical scan voting system, the company announced Tuesday — a remarkable reversal for a voting machine maker long criticized for resisting public examination of its proprietary systems.

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New Department of Defense (DoD) memo on open source software

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The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has just released "Clarifying Guidance Regarding Open Source Software (OSS)", a new official memo about open source software (OSS). This 2009 memo is important for anyone who works with the DoD (including contractors) on software and systems that include software... and I suspect it will influence many other organizations as well.

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Indonesian Government Urged to Move to Open Source Software

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Minister of Communication and Information Technology Tifatul Sembiring said open source software offered unlimited opportunities for local businesses and human resources in the information and communications industry.

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Nation's First Open Source Election Software Released

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A group working to produce an open and transparent voting system to replace current proprietary systems has published its first batches of code for public review.

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Bulgaria May Have to Move to Free(dom) Software

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The Bulgarian government cannot pay Microsoft, which leaves only one choice

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WhiteHouse.gov switches to Drupal

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Under the open-source model, thousands of people pick it apart simultaneously and increase security. It comes more cheaply than computer coding designed for a single client, such as the Executive Office of the President.

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Chinese and Latvian Governments Promote Free(dom) Software and GNU/Linux

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China subsidises adoption of GNU/Linux and AFP has published the report "cash-strapped Latvia mulls switching from Microsoft"

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Post tenebras lux

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"Post tenebras lux" is the maxim of the republic and city of Geneva. It means something like "After the dark the light". Although it is related to the Reforme, coincidently (may be not) it applies nicely to the recent move of the Geneva's State Council and particularly the Department of Public Education to open format and free software.

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France begins IT research centre on innovation and free software

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France's national computer science institute, Inria, says free software is essential to develop digital society. The institute is launching a research centre to focus on this type of software.

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96% of public sector in France is using open source

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Almost the entire public sector, 96 percent, is using open source, says a French market survey. The most used applications are database management systems and content management systems.

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