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“Jobbik” will make Hungary an open source powerhouse

http://www.hungarianambiance.com

Jobbik is not a new Linux distribution, but a political party, hell bent on making Hungary an open source powerhouse, if wins the upcoming general election, in April. This is an awesome news.

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Google Attacks Highlight the Importance of Surveillance Transparency

http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com

It shouldn't surprise us that systems built to give law enforcement access to private communications could become vectors for malicious attacks. ... the culture of secrecy that increasingly surrounds our government's domestic spying programs not only undermines the rule of law, it's a danger to national security as well.

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Google stands up to Chinese government

http://www.guardian.co.uk

RMS: « Google refuses to continue censoring search results for the Chinese government even if that means it ceases providing the service in China.

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Spain pays 12m Euros to Telefonica to maintain open source web site

http://www.itwire.com

Who said there isn’t money to be made in open source? The Spanish government has awarded a 12m Euro contract to Telefonica to maintain the Presidential web site, a site that is built on OpenCMS, an open source content management system.

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Jordan: The Open Source Hub Of The Middle East

http://katonda.com

Ingres Corporation and the Government of Jordan announced today that they have joined forces to establish the first ever agreement between an international company and a government to promote and drive open source adoption.

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The Minister Said no

http://jordanopensource.org

In an unexpected move, new Minister of Information and Communication Technology Marwan Juma met with Microsoft representatives in his office as he asked about the benefits of renewing Microsoft licenses in Jordan's government and public administration, stopping by this the former minister's intention to re-sign a multi-million agreement with the company

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Munich administration switches to OpenDocument Format

http://www.h-online.com

The LiMux project, which oversees Linux migration in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, has reached another milestone. According to a 2009 development review that the deputy project leader Florian Schießl has posted on his blog, open source OpenDocument Format (ODF) is now the main document exchange standard.

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Munich Migrates to GNU/Linux, ODF and OpenOffice.org; Microsoft EDGI Still Lurking

http://boycottnovell.com

The large-scale migration to LiMux goes pretty well; Microsoft increasingly attempts to derail such migrations

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Mandatory Use of Open Standards In Hungary

http://nyissz.hu

Hungarian Parliament has made the use of open standards mandatory by law in the intercommunication between public administration offices, public utility companies, citizens and voluntarily joining private companies, conducted via the central governmental system

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Vienna: Windows and Linux to coexist

http://www.h-online.com

Based on the results of a recently announcedPDF study it has been decided that the municipal authority of the City of Vienna will not at present be shifting entirely to open source for its software needs.

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Hungary Pulls Ahead of the UK in Open Standards Adoption

http://boycottnovell.com

Stronger policy in Hungary to facilitate adoption of Free software; mere promises in the UK seen as insufficient

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New Swedish law draft for centralized internet and telephony interception

http://wikileaks.org

The legislation is aimed at giving Swedish police and domestic intelligence the power to automatically intercept internet traffic that passes through Sweden.

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European Commission Unable to Defend Free Software from Microsoft Patent Racket

http://boycottnovell.com

The European Commission is either unwilling or unable to understand how Microsoft uses software patents against Free software, even in Europe where such patents are illegal

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Free Software, Open Data give more opportunities to young Kosovars

http://stop.zona-m.net

Kosova is a country with many serious problem and one of the highest percentages of young people. Some of them are using and advocating Free Software and Open geographic data as a tool to give young Kosovars more opportunities and a brighter future.

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Wonderful News From Turkey: GNU/Linux In, Microsoft Out

http://boycottnovell.com

Bad news for Microsoft (and particularly for Vista 7) in Turkey as OEM stranglehold get cracked

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