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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 10 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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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 31 weeks ago
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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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Created by can.axis 6 years 19 weeks ago
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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 5 years 49 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 5 years 30 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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Created by gurpsmad 5 years 7 weeks ago
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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 14 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 5 years 47 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 29 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 15 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 13 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 21 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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