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Interoperability in Greece, a tale without a name

http://blogs.fsfe.org

Seeing some news during the usual "surfing" the Internet, I had a wonderful conversation with Ioakim, which transformed into a growing concern about "what happens with the interoperability"? Just before 1 month, at NTUA a Meeting on Interoperability was held with the support of the Greek Microsoft Innovation Centre in cooperation with the Greek Interoperability Center and Oracle Greece.

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Uruguay’s University of the Republic Embraces OpenDocument Format

http://boycottnovell.com

Another important sign of ODF adoption; OpenOffice.org team impressed with download pace

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Over 30 European parliamentarians support free software

https://joinup.ec.europa.eu

The newly elected European Parliament will include at least 33 members from 7 member states that have pledged their support to free software, according to advocacy groups April and the FSFE. The provisional results of their campaign show that of these, 17 come from France, 7 from Germany, 3 from the Netherlands, 2 from Italy, 2 from Spain, 1 from Belgium and 1 from Portugal.

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Portuguese Government Adopts ODF as Sole Editable Document Format

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

According to a press release issued today by the Portuguese Open Source Business Association, the government of Portugal has decided to approve the OpenDocument Format as the single editable, XML-based document format for use by government, and in public procurement.

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The U.K. Cabinet Office solves the open standards policy conundrum

http://opensource.com

When an IT contract is put out for bid, a respondent that does not intend to deliver products that comply with "open standards," as defined by the Principles, must include a fair estimate of the government’s later switching costs into the vendor’s initial bid, as if those costs would need to be paid at the time of procurement rather at the time of product replacement.

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Develop a FLOSS scheduling system for VA and win $3 million

http://www.nextgov.com

The US Veterans Affairs Department has launched a contest with $3 million in prizes for development of a new patient scheduling system based on open source software. The VA’s chief information officer said “for the last 18 months, we have been working with the open source community to support this change in direction.”

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NSA Scandal Reveals Google is not really like Linux and never was.

http://lxle.net

What is the most telling about these recent scandals are who are NOT on the list. I dare someone to show me one, "truly" free and opensource project that is on the government spy list. Go ahead I'm waiting. You can't count Google or Apple, both are trying to rein in opensource products and make them their own.

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Announcement of Cuba’s Linux Distribution Grabs Headlines

http://news.northxsouth.com

A story about Cuba’s Linux distribution, Nova, has been in the top ten most popular articles all day on Reuters and has received attention all over the tech industry press. The Cuban government announced the release of the Linux distro at this year’s International Conference on Communications and Technology in Havana.

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Open-Source Government

http://www.linuxloop.com

For some time now we have been seeing scattered transitions towards Linux in governments, due to it's openness and inexpensive price. Though the road will be bumpy, this seems like a trend that is almost guaranteed to continue.

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SSC to release portal code under GPL

http://computerworld.co.nz

Open Source Society president Don Christie's blog, on Stuff, is reporting the State Services Commission has agreed to release the code for the new New Zealand government portal under the open source GPL licence.

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Open-source e-voting gets LinuxWorld test run

http://www.computerworld.com

Computer engineer Alan Dechert didn't like what he saw during the controversial vote tallying in Florida in 2000's presidential election.

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UK Government ditches Microsoft's Cloud in favour of Open Source?

http://www.computerworlduk.com

Recently I reported that with the move of Martin Bellamy from the NHS Microsft IT project to the Cabinet Office to 'run' G-Cloud. It looked ominously like a step towards a fully outsourced MS Azure project.

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SA election body opens website to open source users

http://www.tectonic.co.za

The South African Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has made good on its promise to open up its website to free software users.

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scuba diving trip

http://www.sunreef.com.au

Sunreef Five star PADI scuba diving facility on the wonderful Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia, specialising in scuba diving trips to the great barrier reef, exotic locations and the HMAS Brisbane Wreck.

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How public money should not be spent

http://reason.blogsome.com

The article is in portuguese and is about a decision of the portuguese government to decided to launch a conflict mediation court on Second Life.

It would be interesting if our country had a spectacular justice system that worked.

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