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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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Created by komrad 6 years 25 weeks ago
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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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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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Created by mark 5 years 29 weeks ago
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UK government to spy on phone, email, browsing, of entire population

http://en.wikinews.org

RMS: « The Clown regime openly wants total surveillance of communication and web browsing for the entire population of the UK. »

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Created by can.axis 6 years 9 weeks ago
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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 44 weeks ago
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DHS report: Open-source code "quality" is up

http://www.scmagazineus.com

A U.S. Department of Homeland Security-sponsored project has not only discovered that the quality of open source software code has improved significantly over the past two years, it has debunked a widely held assumption that longer function strings within source code are associated with an increased number of code defects.

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Created by bluecheese 6 years 29 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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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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Created by Gorossian 5 years 28 weeks ago
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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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Created by chimera 6 years 36 weeks ago
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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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Created by mark 6 years 18 weeks ago
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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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Created by alienhub 5 years 18 weeks ago
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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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Created by mark 5 years 47 weeks ago
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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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Created by AnrewPlimmer 6 years 18 weeks ago
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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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Created by humaneasy 7 years 15 weeks ago
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Uruguay State University Standardizes on ODF [Spanish]

http://www.universidad.edu.uy

The Central Board of Directors approved the document "Standards file format office" presented by the Commission Sector Development Computer recommends that the use of open standards ODF and PDF for the creation, storage and exchange of documents in the office and udelen in its relationship with the rest of society.

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