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NZ government wins open source award

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The New Zealand State Services Commission's (SSC) championing of open-source software in government helped its ICT (Information and Communications Technology) branch pick up an award in the government category of the inaugural New Zealand Open Source Awards, held in Wellington this month.

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Ministry of Education from Brazil is buying 90,000 Debian GNU Linux computers

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Ministry of Education from Brazil is buying 90,000 Debian GNU Linux computers, with compatible wireless cards, wireless routers, laser printers.

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Uruguay buys first '$100 laptops'

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The first official order for the so-called "$100 laptop" has been placed by the government of Uruguay.

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African ministers punt free, open source

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In Windhoek last week, the Ministerial Bureau of the fifth Pan African Conference of Ministers for Public or Civil Service met to review progress on the collective work of the various public service ministers. Among the themes covered was that of e-governance and free and open source software (FOSS).

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Nigerian education selects Intel-powered Classmate PC with Mandriva Linux

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Mandriva today announced that the Nigerian government has selected Intel-powered classmate PCs running on Mandriva Linux for educational use in nationwide pilot in Nigeria. Mandriva is working with Intel Corporation and Technology Support Center Ltd. to provide 17,000 Intel-powered classmate PCs.

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South Africa adopts ODF as govt standard

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Open Document format (ODF) yesterday became an official standard for South African government communications.

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U.K. agency takes Microsoft to the Office of Fair Trading

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Becta, the United Kingdom government's adviser on IT in schools, has taken Microsoft to the Office of Fair Trading over anti-competitive practices--but open source campaigners say Becta is still effectively promoting Microsoft.

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Collaboration: Best Reason for Government Open Source?

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There seems to be a disconnect between what users want for their computing needs, and what vendors think they want. A glaring example of this was made apparent to me at the Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON) earlier this week.

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LAMS Rollout Across Entire Northern Territory (Australia) School System

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The Northern Territory Department of Employment, Education and Training (DEET) today began the rollout of Macquarie University's Learning Activity Management System (LAMS) software to all NT public schools. LAMS is freely available as open source software from Macquarie's non-profit LAMS Foundation.

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Bhutan Deploys Linux

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The Bhutan government liked its first taste of Linux so much that it has come back for seconds, releasing an updated version of its Debian-based operating system that it launched last year.

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Shuttleworth plugs open source for Africa

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Ubuntu founder and IT entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth tells Computing SA that picking open source software was not only good for South Africa but also important for the rest of the African continent.

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Communists switch to open-source software

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Vietnam's Communist Party plans to switch its 20,000 desktop computers nationwide to open-source software next year, avoiding problems with copyright infringement, state media said Friday.

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OpenStreetMap project imports US government maps

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OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project in the process of building a free, Web-accessible, user-editable map of the world. So far, most of its map data has come through user-contributed GPS traces, but OSM has recently undertaken the bulk import of government-collected data covering the entire United States.

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MP attacks government over Microsoft policy

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A Liberal Democrat MP has launched a stinging attack on the government's IT strategy, saying that it has given Microsoft too much control.

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Building a market for FLOSS: The OSOSS project in the Netherlands

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Urging public administrations to use Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) and open standards is one thing. Getting them to really take the jump is quite another. In the Netherlands, the OSOSS programme is helping ministries and municipalities to make their IT strategies more open.

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