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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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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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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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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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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 7 years 16 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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