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Obama, open source & healthcare

http://blogs.computerworld.com

Linux-based and open-source healthcare software has been around for years. Unless you were in health IT, however, chances are you never even heard of it. It's time to pay attention, because it may soon be tracking your medical records.

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Created by bolony_and_cheese 4 years 50 weeks ago
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It's Time for Obama to Come Out for FOSS

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

Some of the best software available is open source, but non-proprietary software has enemies as well as friends. Not surprisingly, then there's been plenty of fog on Capitol Hill about free and open source software (FOSS) for a decade now.

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Created by sonysuxx 4 years 40 weeks ago
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A New Law Could Change the Way You Build Database Applications

http://www.sqlmag.com

Massachusetts recently passed a sweeping new data security law that will have a profound impact on the way the United States, and perhaps the rest of the world, manages and develops data-centric applications. Oddly, most people in the business don't seem to know about it.

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Created by the_borg10001101 4 years 13 weeks ago
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World's largest Linux desktop deployment?

http://www.desktoplinux.com

Userful Multiplier supports any Linux distribution, says the company that won a contract to deploy 356,800 virtualized "Userful Multiplier" desktops to Brazilian schools, but in this case, the schools will use the government-sponsored Debian based Linux Educacional 2.0 distribution developed by the Brazilian Ministry of Education (MEC).

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Created by andremachado 5 years 23 weeks ago
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The Corporate States of Europe

http://www.laquadrature.net

"Summary: Amendments to the Universal Service directive pushed by American Telco AT&T currently allow operators to implement anti-Net neutrality measures. These provisions: ..."

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Created by can.axis 4 years 43 weeks ago
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DoD issues new open-source guidance

http://news.cnet.com

The U.S. military is no laggard when it comes to open-source software adoption, but apparently thinks it can do better. The U.S. Department of Defense on Tuesday issued new guidelines designed to remove roadblocks to open-source adoption, arguing that open source can help the Defense Department "anticipate new threats and respond to continuously changing requirements."

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MS-OOXML: A format without a future?

http://www.itpro.co.uk

Judged by its technical merits, or common standards of interoperability and usefulness, OOXML is a dead duck. But Microsoft is first and foremost a successful marketing organisation with a long reach into government circles.

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Created by cendrars 5 years 51 weeks ago
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EU's Internet chief warns states against choosing proprietary software as standards

http://www.latimes.com

The European Union's top Internet official took aim at Microsoft Corp. on Thursday, warning that governments can accidentally lock themselves into one company's software for decades by setting it as a standard for their technology systems.

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EU proposal puts confidential communications data at risk

http://www.edri.org

«Civil liberties groups La Quadrature du Net, European Digital Rights (EDRi), AK Vorrat, and Netzpolitik.org are urging the European Parliament to heed advice given by the European Data Protection Supervisor Peter Hustinx and scrap plans dubbed "voluntary data retention"...»

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Russia Rolls Out Open Source for Government

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

Russia is rapidly turning into open source's best-kept secret. I wrote about plans to roll out free software to all schools; more recently, there has been talk about creating a Russian operating system based on Fedora. And now there's this...

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Created by mick 5 years 20 weeks ago
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Open Source Voting: Accurate, Accountable

http://www.openvotingconsortium.org

Unverifiable paperless voting systems are still considered normal in many states; The software that counts our votes is secret proprietary property of Diebold, Sequoia, et al; The system is unnecessarily difficult to use (or impossible to use) for citizens with disabilities; Election judges still strain to divine voter intent on a significant percentage of ballots

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Created by peacemaker 5 years 18 weeks ago
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Net censorship campaign backfires

http://www.theaustralian.com.au

"SOUTH Australia's history of spectacular clashes between politicians, the judiciary and the media found a new chapter this week when a mess of eggs ended up on the face of the Attorney-General, forcing a humiliating backflip over internet censorship..."

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Created by can.axis 4 years 25 weeks ago
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When and how can Free Software really save public money?

http://stop.zona-m.net

When a Public Administration uses it to reform the way it works, to solve the problem it actually has instead of those authors of proprietary software _think_ it has

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Created by waterbag 4 years 23 weeks ago
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FFII: Swedish Presidency Tries to Sneak Software Patents Into Europe

http://boycottnovell.com

An attempt to use a "European Free Trade Agreement" to push software patents into the EU - another menace gets noticed

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Created by komrad 4 years 34 weeks ago
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How Linux Helped 5 Poverty-Stricken Governments

http://hehe2.net

Imagine you are the minister of education of an impoverished country, with a limited budget to improve your schooling system.

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Created by vlovindia 5 years 41 weeks ago
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