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European Commission Betrays Open Standards

http://www.computerworlduk.com

The final version of the important Digital Agenda for Europe has been leaked – and shows that the European Commission has betrayed open standards. Where an earlier draft had an entire section headed “Open Standards and Interoperability”, the latest version only uses the word “open” once in the corresponding section “Interoperability and standards.”

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Kuwait Government Dumps Novell/Microsoft for Red Hat

http://techrights.org

Kuwait's Ministry of Electricity - Water swaps Ballnux for GNU/Linux; Red Hat upgraded by a longtime foe
Good news has come from Kuwait, which is one of Microsoft's key victims [1, 2].

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Why Open Digital Standards Matter in Government

http://stop.zona-m.net

This is the full text of the essay I wrote for the O'Reilly Open Government book, in which I discuss what open file formats and other digital standards really mean for us, why they are often even more important than Free Software and why Government must lead the way when it comes to their adoption.

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Why Jordanians Should Be Against ACTA

http://jordanopensource.org

Back in 2007, the USA, EU, Switzerland and Japan started the negotiations to create an international agreement on intellectual property rights, the claimed goal was to reduce the trade of counterfeit goods and pirated copyright protected works through a legislative framework. The agreement is now known as Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement or ACTA.

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The White House Releases Open Source Code

http://jordanopensource.org

WhiteHouse.gov released custom code used to develop their open platform built on Drupal. The majority of the code used in the web site of the White House is already open source, but developers are now releasing new code -distributed as Drupal modules- in order to benefit others.

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Open standards and interoperability -- two cheers for EU ICT ministers

http://blogs.fsfe.org

The EU's member states have just thrown their weight behind the principles of Open Standards and interoperability. At a meeting of the ministers for telecommunication and information society in Granada, Spain, the ministers of the 27 EU member states yesterday issued the Granada Ministerial Declaration on the European Digital Agenda.

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Thumbs down for software patents in NZ

http://computerworld.co.nz

Open source software champions have been influential in excluding software from the scope of patents in the new Patents Bill.

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Back on the block and worse than ever: EIFv2

http://blogs.fsfe.org

The European Interoperability Framework (EIF) is back from the dark corners of the European Commission, and it’s worse than ever.

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1,500 teachers will learn to create educational software

http://www.checkpoint-elearning.de

Bucharest (RO), October 2009 -- The Romanian Ministry of Education and Research has launched the ``The Teacher - Educational Software Developer'' strategic project that is to be implemented between September 2009 - September 2011 (24 months). The target of the project is three million pupils around the country.

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Should Governments Legislate a Preference for Open Source?

http://perens.com

What would we need to implement a level playing field for Open Source and proprietary software to compete fairly?

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FSF Opposes More Copyright Enforcement in Joint Strategic Plan

http://www.fsf.org

The United States' newly-created "Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator" asked for public comments on a Joint Strategic Plan to make copyright enforcement more effective. The FSF submitted an argument that the government should adopt free software and encourage its use elsewhere to provide more freedom to computer users and reduce the need for such enforcement.

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Judge: Microsoft can't sell Word anymore

http://blog.seattlepi.com

A Texas judge ruled Tuesday that Microsoft cannot sell one of its flagship products, Word, in the United States because of patent infringement.

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Victoria expands Linux e-voting rollout

http://delimiter.com.au

Victoria’s Electoral Commission has flagged plans to expand its use of electronic voting kiosks based on Linux software in the next state election in November this year.

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Brazil launches new version of their electronic government portal

http://news.northxsouth.com

Brazil has launched a new version of their e-government portal, using Plone and the Zope Application Server. NXS has translated the press release announcing the new website.

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Open-Source Software: Bad, Evil and Un-American

http://www.serverwatch.com

Red Hat? SUSE Linux? Apache? MySQL? These are bad, evil, un-American entities. Apparently. They and the rest of those dirty rotten open-source software scoundrels are responsible for a "tidal wave of losses in U.S. jobs and competitiveness."

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