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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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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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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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Why Microsoft hates Google’s Android

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Richard Monson-Haefel, an analyst at the Burton group, just posted a sarcastic and inaccurate analysis of Android on the company’s blog. In his article, called “Why Microsoft Loves Google’s Android“, Monson-Haefel claims that Microsoft should be “secretly celebrating” Google’s introduction of Android.

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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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Sarkozy’s broadband tax plan snagged by Eurocrats

http://www.theinquirer.net

"THE EU COMMISSION has warned that France’s quest for universal internet access would be hampered by a presidential proposal to tax broadband usage. The plan is to supplement the licence fee for public broadcast television and radio which has a funding shortfall due to the decision to abolish advertising in order to 'raise standards'..."

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OpenOffice.org in Łeba

http://polishlinux.org

The issue of Polish institutions and public administration in general, being dependent on closed-source software providers, the main one being Microsoft, is largely spoken about. There are exceptions among the institutions however, and one of them will be featured in our today’s article.

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Created by switchpin 8 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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Created by bluecheese 7 years 42 weeks ago
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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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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 7 years 27 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 8 years 7 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 7 years 41 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 8 years 27 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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