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CIA Software Developer Goes Open Source, Instead

http://www.wired.com

For three years, Matthew Burton has been trying to get a simple, useful software tool into the hands of analysts at the Central Intelligence Agency. So now, Burton’s releasing it — free to the public, and under an open source license.

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Indonesia is Moving to OpenDocument Format (ODF)

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Another Asian country decides to become vendor neutral when it comes to documents which government agencies handle

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German ministries flout IT open interoperability requirements

http://mail.fsfeurope.org

Survey finds only 2 of 87 departments are conforming to federal open document regulations. Research published this week suggests that the majority of federal government departments in Germany are ignoring requirements to implement Open Standards.

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UK Government Gets More Serious About GNU/Linux Migration

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Microsoft gradually loses control of the British public sector

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In Karjan, students already work on Linux

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Gujarat government is gearing up to use Linux operating system in schools in the state, but a city-based foundation has been teaching use of this system to students in Karjan for the last one year now.

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OSS: Europe vs. The United States

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Neelie Kroes is IT Chief for Europe and a staunch proponent of Open Source Software. A previous Linux Journal article made mention of her recent comments on OSS vs. proprietary software:

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UK Gov. to switch entirely to FOSS software?

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In an effort to cut costs, British Prime Minister David Cameron has called on state officials to submit proposals on how to save the government money. The newly published list includes migrating entirely from Microsoft products to Linux and other open source software

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ISO is Irrelevant and British Government Pushed to Support ODF

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New reminder of how Microsoft corrupted international standards and a call for action in the United Kingdom

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Defending against laws which threaten user freedom

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As the mission of the Free Software Foundation is to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all free software users, they also have to defend against ill-conceived and misguided laws.

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Idea of her Majesty’s Treasury: switch to free software

http://blogs.fsfe.org

What ideas does her Majesty's Treasury follow in those days to reduce costs? First they asked 600000 people working for the government about that, got 60000 ideas out of it (that equals one idea per 10 people asked), processed them and put that into 31 proposals. Two of them deal with Free Sofware.

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Bolzano region begins discussion on open source strategy

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The administration of the Bolzano region in Italy will discuss its IT strategy with advocates of free and open source. The director of the IT department has accepted an invitation by the regional Linux user group (Lugbz) and the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE).

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Court approves purchase of proprietary licences without tender

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Switzerland's Federal Administrative Court yesterday decided that a government organisation's renewal of its proprietary software licences without a public tender does not harm the business interests of open source software service providers.

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ACTA slouches on, will be final within 6 months

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A. [French delegate:] You think in EU we live in a totalitarian state? Is France a dictatorship? Have you no rights in France?
Q. That is not my question.
A. I am telling you it will comply with EU law. Are you saying EU does not comply with fundamental freedoms?

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Bolzano, please don't waste your money

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Dear Minister Roberto Bizzo, on 25 May 2010 the regional government authority of Bolzano decided to spend 2.2 million EUR over the next three years to renew software licenses from Microsoft Ireland, and to buy additional licenses. All this was done without a public call for tender, making it impossible for competing suppliers of similar software to make offers of their own.

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Kroes to beef up scrutiny of EU digital industry

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The European Commission plans to rewrite ICT industry rules to make sure dominant technologies, like devices with always-on connectivity, do not lock consumers into supporting monopolies and hamper innovation, Neelie Kroes, EU commissioner for the Digital Agenda, told EurActiv in an exclusive interview.

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