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Hackers find serious problems in California voting machines

http://www.tgdaily.com

"A new California study has found that several electronic voting machines have serious security vulnerabilities. California Secretary of State Debra Bowen commissioned the study which pitted two hacker teams, better known as “Red Teams” against voting machines manufactured by Diebold, Hart and Sequoia."

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How Microsoft bought China

http://www.desktoplinux.com

Some people seem to have a short circuit in their minds when they try to explain why Windows has such an enormous desktop market share. Some of them have the delusion that Windows is technically better than the competition. It never was. It isn't now. And, considering how Vista is staggering along, it never will be.

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Microsoft’s big win in China

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com

Who remembers Red Flag Linux?

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The Future of Elections: Open Source Voting

http://www.osweekly.com

"I do not honestly care which OS each of you choose to run. For some of you, it will be Windows, others OS X. And for a growing number of the remaining minority, your OS of choice will be one of the Linux flavors available today."

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Migrating a city government to OpenOffice

http://searchenterpriselinux.techtarget.com

"Dave Richards is an IT administrator for a city government. The city has been using OpenOffice.org for about six years. Dave's a Linux guru, and helps run an elegant, efficient Linux network with a nice big server and lots of fairly old dumb terminals running OpenOffice.org at a very acceptable speed."

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UK Greens connect to free software

http://www.linux.com

"For average hackers in their cubicles, the relation between environmental and free software issues may seem remote but the Green Party of England and Wales (GPEW) is working to connect the dots.

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Italian Communists choose Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop

http://blogs.cnet.com

The headline is a bit of a joke, but the news is serious: Novell just announced Europe's largest rollout of Linux desktops with the Italian Parliament. Approximately 3,500 PCs will be migrated to Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop, including those belonging to the 630 members of parliament. Not too shabby.

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Government agencies embracing open source: AGIMO

http://www.zdnet.com.au

Federal government agencies are adopting free and open source software (FOSS) with increasing zeal, according to a new study undertaken by the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO).

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Government of Japan Embraces Open Software Standards

http://www.govtech.com

"The OpenDocument Format Alliance (ODF Alliance), the leading organization advocating for openness and accessibility to government documents and information, today congratulated Japan for adopting a policy under which government ministries and agencies will solicit bids from software vendors whose products support internationally recognized open standards."

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Linux reaches the Italian Parliament

http://3v1n0.tuxfamily.org

"After the French Parliament’s migration to Linux, the Italian Chamber of Deputies (Camera dei Deputati) chose to let "The Penguin" enter into the heart of the Italian Democracy…"

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Unlocking the Wireless Broadband Gates

http://www.linuxinsider.com

The Federal Communications Commission is working out the rules for what could be the most important radio spectrum auction for years to come. At stake is the right to use spectrum in the coveted 700 MHz bands, which are characterized by the ability to travel long distances and go through the walls of buildings.

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Crashing The System

http://www.motherjones.com

News: Are we entering a new era of digital democracy—or just being conned by a bunch of smooth-talking geeks?

June 20, 2007

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Polish National Interoperability Framework promotes Open Standards

http://polishlinux.org

"Polish Ministry of Internal Affairs, responsible for National Computerization project is currently working on National Interoperability Framework."

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Open source activists aim to produce transparent federal budget information

http://www.linux.com

Earlier this year, former US senator and presidential candidate Bill Bradley published The New American Story, a book about reforming the American agenda. As part of that process and as a public citizen, he has joined open source activists to produce a Web-based window into the US federal budget.

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Feds snub open source for 'smart' radios

http://news.zdnet.com

By effectively siding with what is known in cryptography circles as "security through obscurity," the controversial idea that keeping security methods secret makes them more impenetrable, the FCC has drawn an outcry from the software radio set and raised eyebrows among some security experts.

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