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Linux and real-time Java power German traffic lights

http://www.linuxdevices.com

Debian 3.0-based Actros controller used to handle Traffic lights in Germany. "By choosing Linux, we are prepared for the future. It's a flexible and scalable system."

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SA Government's OSS plans revealed

http://www.tectonic.co.za

Doctor Daniel Mashao, the chief technology officer at Sita (the South African State Information Technology Agency), announced the launch of the government-wide free and open source programme at the GovTech conference on Thursday.

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Vietnam joins hands with EU to develop open software

http://www.thanhniennews.com

Vietnam and the European Union have announced plans to cooperate for developing free and open source software (FoSS) for businesses.

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Beware of Skype

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

On Sunday, August 5, 2007 Bush signed the revised Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) into law, in which the U.S. Congress spinelessly caved in and gave legal authority to the Bush administration to continue to intercept and spy on electronic communications. Then, on Thursday, August 16, 2007 the whole worldwide Skype network goes down. Coincidence?

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Linux-alliance sets free school software in Russia

http://eng.cnews.ru

Russian Linux software developers have created an alliance to jointly participate in tenders to supply schools with open source software. The total number of specialist entering the alliance has exceeded the given number in Mandriva and Ubuntu Canonical producer, all in all.

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OOXML: Brazil Says NO

http://avi.alkalay.net

After a very difficult and inconclusive meeting in ABNT (Brazilian Technical Standards Organization) office last tuesday, the standards process director had to analyze the audio recording of all the meeting, review some facts, review again all 63+2 comments produced by the technical group about the ECMA specification, and conclude that a NO for OOXML is the correct position for Brazil in ISO Fast

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Ubuntu founder advises SA on IT strategy

http://www.tectonic.co.za

Speaking in a keynote address at the Govtech conference in Cape Town this morning, Mark Shuttleworth discussed strategies that government should take on in developing IT locally.

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German semantic Web project seeks open-source experts

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Theseus, the German government-funded program to develop new semantic Web technologies, will launch a competition in November to attract talented software programmers, including experts from the open-source community.

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Open source developers face H1-B visa puzzle

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The controversial U.S. visa program puts paperwork and quotas between U.S.-based open source companies and international job seekers

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Norway opens Free Software Center

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Norway opened a national center for competence in Free Software in Drammen, near Oslo, on Wednesday.

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Malaysia formally embraces open doc format

http://www.zdnetasia.com

The Malaysian government today announced plans to adopt open standards and the Open Document Format (ODF) within the country's public sector.

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State wrestles with saving electronic records

http://pressherald.mainetoday.com

Officials seek help with preserving government e-mails to show how decisions are made.

AUGUSTA — To most of us, e-mail feels less important than a letter.

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Cuba embraces migration to free and open source software

http://www.cubaheadlines.com

Cuba's government is trying to shake off the yoke of at least one capitalist empire —Microsoft— by joining with socialist Venezuela in a program to convert its computers to open-source "free" software.

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City uses Linux, OSS for its free municipal Wi-Fi

http://www.theinquirer.net

SINCE LAST week the coastal city of Rosario, Argentina's second largest city and home of about a million people is among the growing club of World cities with free municipal Wi-Fi access.

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City Net Goes Open Source

http://www.pcworld.com

"The city of Madera, Calif., has spent the last year successfully running an open-source-based network as a replacement for one based on Cisco Systems Inc. gear."

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