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EU's Anti-Open Source Approach to Procurement

http://blogs.computerworlduk.com

The continuing failure of the European Commission to embrace free software - with huge costs for European citizens as a result, to say nothing of lost sovereignty.

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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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Pursuing adoption of free and open source software in governments

http://radar.oreilly.com

Our panel focused on barriers to its adoption and steps that free software advocates could take to reach out to government agencies.

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New Taipei replaces Windows with Linux on 10,000 school PCs

http://dot.kde.org

Free and Open Source Software in Taiwan has made impressive strides thanks to the work of the 'ezgo' team. They have put together a pre-configured set of Free and Open Source software that makes it easy for teachers and students to get up and running. The New Taipei City government has decided to replace Windows with GNU/Linux on 10,000 PCs for elementary schools.

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Created by JRepin 1 year 10 weeks ago
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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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Created by buntfu 1 year 26 weeks ago
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Leveraging free software to build the ultimate backdoor

https://www.defcon.org

Rakshasa is a creation of Jonathan Brossard to backdoor hardware. It's OS independent and fairly permanent: you can even swap your hard disk and it will prevail. it uses Coreboot and other free software packages to work its magic. Are you sure what lives in your firmwares?

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Created by spanky 1 year 29 weeks ago
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OSI to Host Open Source License Clinic at Library of Congresss in May

http://www.h-online.com

The Open Source Initiative (OSI) will be hosting a "small open source license clinic" at the Library of Congress, Washington DC, in May. The event is designed to bring together individuals, organizations and government agencies to help all better understand the nature of open source licenses.

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Created by Superbowl H5N1 1 year 35 weeks ago
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GitHub gains new prominence as the use of open source within governments grows

http://radar.oreilly.com

When it comes to government IT in 2013, GitHub may have surpassed Twitter and Facebook as the most interesting social network. “We’re reaching a tipping point where we’re seeing more collaboration not only within government agencies, but also between different agencies, and between the government and the public.”

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EC: Input on using computer security to increase freedom

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Neelie Kroes, the European Commissioner for Digital Agenda, announced the following invitation on Twitter: "Calling all online #freedom defenders. I REALLY want 2 hear how u think #EU can use #cybersecurity 2increase freedom Specific ideas; tell me" Several obvious approaches to freedom and computer security come to mind.

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GitHub Hires Federal Liaison

http://www.nextgov.com

The computer code sharing site GitHub's first government liaison says he hopes to be a bridge between the government and open source communities on legislation and regulations, not just code. "What if that entire legislative process happened in some sort of open, collaborative way? What if the congressman said ‘hey, the bill’s on GitHub and you’re welcome to make a pull request?’"

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Report on European Parliament's free software use is pending

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A report on the use of free software and open standards by the European Parliament is being written. The parliamentarians are asking the EP's IT department to update them on the free software applications used in the European Parliament. They also suggest that IT department investigate the Parliaments' obligation to use free software and open standards.

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Created by Superbowl H5N1 1 year 42 weeks ago
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White House announces 'National Day of Civic Hacking', June 1-2, 2013

http://www.whitehouse.gov

This summer, on June 1-2, 2013, residents in cities across the Nation will join together to improve their communities and governments as part of the National Day of Civic Hacking. A number of Federal agencies, including NASA, the Census Bureau, and the Department of Labor, are participating by offering specific challenges for hackers to work during the event.

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Falkvinge on the history of the copyright

http://falkvinge.net

Rick Falkvinge, the founder of the original Pirate Party, explains the 700 years of copyright in interesting and readably short 7-part series. He sheds light on different views and how we have arrived to the current situation.

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Created by spanky 1 year 46 weeks ago
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Belgian government to re-use EC's open source e-invoicing software

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The federal government of Belgium will implement Open e-Prior, the open source electronic invoicing software developed by the European Commission's ISA program. It should be up and running by September and should handle a quarter of all invoices sent by suppliers by June 2014.

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Created by Superbowl H5N1 1 year 47 weeks ago
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Norway to Push for FOSS Cash Registers

http://blogs.computerworlduk.com

The Norwegian Ministry of Finance wants all the existing cash registers in the country thrown out and replaced with new ones. The new ones should fulfill a list of requirements that include providing open source code.

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