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Uruguay’s University of the Republic Embraces OpenDocument Format

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

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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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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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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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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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Rockefeller Looking to Grant Open Source

http://www.linuxjournal.com

Thanks, in large part, to a little company called Standard Oil, Open Source isn't necessarily the first term to come to mind when one thinks of the name Rockefeller. However, that's exactly the term Mr. Rockefeller's great-grandson, Senator Jay Rockefeller, is pushing in Congress — attached to a bill to strengthen Open Source in health-care.

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New Thoughts on the UK Government Open Source Action Plan

http://www.theopensourcerer.com

Remember when, back in late February, the Cabinet Office released their “Open Source, Open Standards and Re–Use: Government Action Plan”? Myself and many other FOSS commentators were obviously heartily encouraged and have talked about it and examined the policy in some detail.

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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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Tories put faith in open-source procurement

http://www.vnunet.com

The Conservative Party has published a new report on government open-source IT procurement, claiming that the recommendations would save tax payers' money.

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Created by mark 5 years 10 weeks ago
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IBM to build massive supercomputer for U.S. government

http://www.computerworld.com

The U.S. government has hired IBM to build a supercomputer [Sequoia] with more power than all the supercomputers on the Top500 supercomputer list combined. Sequoia will use approximately 1.6 million processing cores, all IBM Power chips, running Linux, which dominates high-performance computing at this scale.

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Linux and Creating a Custom Distribution for Everything

http://www.linuxloop.com

More and more, governments are deciding to make the switch to open-source software, usually citing or implying privacy concerns over Microsoft Windows, since Microsoft is a US company.

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Created by mathewt 5 years 9 weeks ago
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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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A Tale of Open Source Cities (No Sims Included)

http://www.maximumpc.com

With a mighty "yehhh," the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, passed a motion to adopt open standards in its local government this past May. It allows governments to free themselves of pricy, proprietary software burdens while simultaneously opening up more areas of government for access by conventional citizens.

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