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Ministry of Culture adopts Wordpress

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Segundo o WebInsider, na última semana o Ministério da Cultura lançou seu novo site totalmente gerenciado com Wordpress. . "Sim, o mesmo gerenciador de conteúdo que gerencia o meu blog, gerencia também um site de grande porte como este Webinsider e ainda o site de um dos ministérios mais importantes do Governo Federal."

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Accordingly with WebInsider, last week the brazilian's Ministry of Culture[1] launched its new website totaly managed with Wordpress. "Yes, the same content manager that runs my weblog manages also a big site like Webinsider and also the website of one of the most important ministries of our Federak Government."

[1] http://www.cultura.gov.br/site/

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Peru signs up for 260,000 OLPC laptops

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One month after the One Laptop Per Child charity went into mass production with its $188 laptop, the Peruvian government has signed a contract to purchase 260,000 units.

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Could Linux Help Bring Both Koreas Together?

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People in South Korea speak of folks in North Korea more as lost brothers than bitter enemies. Over the years the two have made various rapprochements, but now it looks like North and South are teaming up on a whole new kind of joint project: a Korean-language Linux distribution.

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A new copyright law is coming

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Ottawa copyright circles are buzzing with hints that the government is preparing its new revised copyright bill, and will be tabling it soon, perhaps as early as next week. And the buzz is that the new law will basically be a copy of the controversial U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

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Open Source Government: Europe buying or watching Open Source?

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At the 6th NorthEast Asia Open Source SW Promotion Forum held in Seoul on the 12 September 2007 Christophe Forax, representing the EU Telecom and Media Commissioner Viviane Reding, stated that Europe should better monetize open source software.

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Kenyan anti-piracy drive boosts OSS use

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A recent crack-down on piracy in Kenya has driven a number of internet cafes to open source.

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Glimpsing Nigeria's digital lifeline

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In March this year, the scruffy [Galadima primary school] became part of a remarkable experiment. It was the first in Africa to get its hands on the so-called $100 laptop, a rugged device aimed at helping children in the developing world get the most from their education.

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Politics 'stifling $100 laptop'

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A lack of "big thinking" by politicians has stifled a scheme to distribute laptops to children in the developing world, a spokesman has said.

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A California city rebuilds network using all open source software

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When the city of Madera, Calif., needed a new voice system, it turned to open source technology -- not just for the IP telephony but for an entire network-infrastructure overhaul and loads of other functions. All the renovations cost less than half the estimated price of deploying a commercial VoIP system alone.

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An Open Letter to the New Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd

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"Your campaign promised Australia a world-class education system, with an emphasis on "digital schools" and a computer for every child in Years 9 to 12. I laud your vision and extend my support and best wishes towards its successful implementation."

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What exactly are “universally accessible formats”?

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"It is not altogether clear what Obama meant when he referred to ‘universally accessible formats’. “Actually, in a clear indication that Obama has a good future in politics, he didn’t actually name any specific proposals related to ODF. In fact, there’s no saying what, specifically, he meant,”

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Marines Find Value in Virtualization

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The U.S. Marine Corps plans to take server virtualization software into war -- literally -- as part of an effort to improve the way it deploys IT on the battlefield. "The Marine Corps has always packed stuff up and taken it to the field -- that is not new," said Maj. Carl Brodhun, the USMC's project officer for enterprise virtualization.

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Obama Voices Support for ODF

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The senator promises to put government data online in universally accessible formats if elected.

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Macedonia: A New Sun of Linux Freedom Rises

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The Republic of Macedonia is one of the poorer nations in southeastern Europe to come from the break-up of the former Yugoslav republic. But thanks to Linux, they do have the wherewithal to get a computer to every student in the country, thanks to a program launched in 2005 known as the 'Computer for Every Child' (CEC) project.

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Open Formats Enter the Presidential Debate

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Those of us who live in America are currently in the midst of that most protracted, expensive and (often) tedious of all democratic processes: the quadrennial quest to find, and perhaps even elect, the most able leader to guide the nation into the future. Part and parcel to that spectacle is a seemingly endless torrent of printed words and video.

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