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OSCON 2009: Governments and open source

http://lwn.net

Some government entities put up fierce resistance to free software because they do not want to run afoul of ethics laws that prohibit them from accepting gifts - if free software has value, then government officials are not allowed to receive the code without paying for it.

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to Dump Novell

http://boycottnovell.com

The ACCC is decommissioning Novell. NOVELL relies heavily on its legacy systems (for profit and network effect), so in order for a boycott of Novell to be effective, more stories like this one will be required.

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Venezuela to Provide Children with 50,000 Mini Laptops

http://www.venezuelanalysis.com

This week the Venezuelan Education Ministry began its program, dubbed Project Canaima, to provide primary schools with mini laptops, and incorporate the technology into the education system.

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The Ukraine’s GNU/Linux Ambitions and Microsoft’s MOU Response

http://boycottnovell.com

A look at how Microsoft responds to the Ukraine's desire for autonomy with Free software

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US State Dept. workers beg Clinton for Firefox

http://www.theregister.co.uk

US State Department workers have begged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to let them use Firefox.

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The World Wins South Korea for Firefox

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

I've written before about the curious case of South Korea, where the use of Internet Explorer and ActiveX is almost mandatory. I rather despaired of anything changing this situation, since there didn't seem to be any way to get around it from outside. And yet, remarkably, change is coming...

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Norway Embraces Open Standards, Many Others Follow Suit

http://boycottnovell.com

Norway embraces ODF and maybe Ogg too; ODF in general spreads rapidly

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The cost of monopoly in the cloud

http://maffulli.net

korean computer are self destroying: is that the cost of monopoly in the #cloud?

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Brazilian President brings attention to Free Software

http://blog.worldlabel.com

In a symbolic show of support for Free Open Source Software and the OpenDocument Format, Brazilian President Lula da Silva recently attended the Linux-related FISL 10 conference in Porto Alegre, Brazil, where he gave an address underscoring the importance of Free Open Source Software.

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Advocates say open-source software is better

http://technology.canoe.ca

Advocates for open-source software are urging governments to embrace the concept, which they argue will save money, offer more flexibility and create better computer programs by encouraging collaboration.

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Portugal: Advocacy group criticises government portal, builds alternative

http://www.osor.eu

Portugal's National Association for the promotion of Free Software (Ansol) accuses the government Office of Construction and Property (INCI) of having broken procurement rules after it admitted on Monday that it had signed a 268,000 euro contract with Microsoft for the government's website on Public Expenses, Base, without a public tender.

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Romania: Government promises to study benefits of open source next time

http://www.osor.eu

The next time the Romanian government needs to renew proprietary software licences, it will consider the benefits of open source, minister of Communications and ICT Gabriel Sandu says in an interview published by the Romanian financial newspaper Ziarul Financiar on 15 June.

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LiMux: Where the Munich Linux (R)evolution is today

http://blog.worldlabel.com

When the third largest city in Germany rebuffed Microsoft, even people in the US were talking about it. While the software revolution has quieted down, the change goes ahead with zeal.

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MS vs EU: Microsoft does not control Windows anymore

http://www.tech-no-media.com

I was quite surprised when I learned that some peoples at JCXP wanted to boycott the opera browser because of the EU actions against Microsoft regarding the bundling of IE 8. The problem is that their main argument would be valid in the US, but absolutely not in the EU.

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Interview with Pirate Party Leader: "These are Crucial Freedoms"

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

On June 7, 2009, Swedish voters elected a member of the PiratPariet (Pirate Party) to the European Parliament. A second parliamentary seat will go to the Pirate Party this fall if the Lisbon Treaty is ratified and Sweden gains an additional two seats.

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