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Mandatory Use of Open Standards In Hungary

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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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Australia Edges Us Towards the Digital Dark Ages

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The Australian Government today announced further details of its approach to improve safety on the internet for Australian families.

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From the White House to (no kidding) Microsoft, open source shined in '09

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For open source and Linux, 2009 has been another year of big and surprising milestones, from the White House adopting open source technology to Microsoft submitting code for the Linux kernel."

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Citizen 2.0

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Andrew Kurjata wrote an article titled "I've Seen A Lot About "Government 2.0", Now I Want to Know About "Citizen 2.0". This is my response, and an offer to start an Affrero GPL project that could be the first step to implementing it. The basics could work for most representative democracies, and of course AGPLing the code would ensure it remains open to 'Citizen 2.0' inspection.

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French Army Contributes to Mozilla Thunderbird

http://jordanopensource.org

The French Gendarmerie Nationale police contributed to the code of the last version of Mozilla Thunderbird with security extensions named "TrustedBird".

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Making Government IT Better - and Open

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As I've noted many a time, the UK government has been one of the most backward when it comes to adopting open source solutions.

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Estonia's Open Source Shame

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Last week I wrote about the curious case of Mr Kallas, vice president of the European Commission. He seemed to have problems with the word “open”, imagining that this meant “unprotected”, judging by his comment

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Senators Nudge EU On Sun

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The acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle has become an ongoing saga, one that is reportedly seeing Sun hemorrhage cash at an alarming rate. The company's troubles have now found their way to the hallowed halls of Congress, where a majority of the U.S. Senate has entered the fray.

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Nicaragua is Moving to GNU/Linux for Independence

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Schools across Nicaragua are the latest part of this nation which is being digitally liberated

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Britain's new Internet law -- as bad as everyone's been saying, and worse. Much, much worse.

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The British government has brought down its long-awaited Digital Economy Bill, and it's perfectly useless and terrible. It consists almost entirely of penalties for people who do things that upset the entertainment industry...

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Canonical Landscape And Ubuntu: Government Boost?

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Opportunity is knocking in the government market for Canonical's Landscape, a systems management and monitoring tool for Ubuntu systems. Specifically, Autonomic Resources - an integrator that serves the U.S. federal government - is now approved to offer Landscape to government customers running Ubuntu, WorksWithU has learned. Here are some quick details.

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FSFE: EC caves in to proprietary lobbyists on interoperability

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Free Software industry criticises remarks by Commission's Vice President Siim Kallas: The European Commission (EC) has given in to the demands of lobbyists for Microsoft and SAP when it revised a key document on interoperability between electronic government services.

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Be a Martian - Part One

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Caltech/NASA/JPL have a new website aiming to drive interest in the Mars project. The problem is that Microsoft designed the site, using Silverlight, which isn't compatible with Free Operating Systems.

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Estonia to open source security tools

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A project to protect national internet infrastructure in Estonia is planning to publish some of the tools it has developed as open source under the European Union Public Licence (EUPL). The project, run by the National Informatics Centre (RIA), is already using a number of open source tools in its goal to monitor Estonian network traffic and prevent network problems.

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DK: Rødovre municipality: OpenOffice will be cheaper to maintain

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"OpenOffice will be cheaper to maintain and will run better than Microsoft's proprietary alternative", expects Lars Roark, IT manager at the Danish municipality of Rødovre, according to reports in Danish media. According to Business DK, the Rødovre municipality has kept its move to OpenOffice under wraps, fearing criticism from Microsoft.

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