2

Brazilian government signs up to develop OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice

http://www.h-online.com

The Brazilian government has signed a letter of intent to work with both The Document Foundation and the Apache OpenOffice.org community to develop the Office Suite platforms maintained by both communities. The letter asserts that the ODF standard is already a guarantee of interoperability within the government.

Read more »
6

Portugal: Open standards become prerequisite for government IT

http://www.osor.eu

Portugal's parliament adopted a law last Wednesday requiring the country's public administrations to use open standards, including for their electronic documents. Portugal's government organisations will now be required to implement open standards in all digital documents that they publish, exchange, and archive.

Read more »
JRepin's picture
Created by JRepin 3 years 20 weeks ago
Category: Government   Tags:
4

A bright Document Freedom Day for Britain?

http://fsfe.org

As companies and communities come together to raise awareness of Open Standards for the forth consecutive Document Freedom Day, the issue of freedom from restricted digital files is more relevant in the UK than ever. "Britain's relationship with Open Standards is rapidly changing for the better.

Read more »
stargrave's picture
Created by stargrave 3 years 22 weeks ago
Category: Government   Tags:
2

NASA's Open Source Summit 2011

http://www.nasa.gov

On March 29 & 30, NASA will host its first Open Source Summit at Ames Research Center in Mountain View California.

Read more »
spanky's picture
Created by spanky 3 years 25 weeks ago
Category: Government   Tags:
4

US federal government open source report card

http://www.networkworld.com

Open Source for America has released their study of which departments in the federal government are most open source aware and friendly. The results may surprise you.

Read more »
stargrave's picture
Created by stargrave 3 years 32 weeks ago
Category: Government   Tags:
3

Spain grovels to penguins over "Linux" anti-terror plot

http://www.theregister.co.uk

The Spanish Ministry of the Interior has expressed its regret that an international crackdown on IT masterminds inside the violent Basque separatist group ETA was dubbed "Operation Linux". Apparently, penguin-loving outfits are complaining that the antiterrorist operation sullies their good name.

Read more »
stargrave's picture
Created by stargrave 3 years 33 weeks ago
Category: Government   Tags:
7

Puglia region makes open source and standards mandatory

http://www.osor.eu

The Italian region Puglia will make the use of open source software and open standards mandatory for its public administrations. A law, adopted on 2 December by the regional administration, instructs regional and local public administrations to use open formats for the electronic disseminations of documents, and wherever possible use free and open source software.

Read more »
JRepin's picture
Created by JRepin 3 years 37 weeks ago
Category: Government   Tags:
2

Open Source for America Celebrates its First Anniversary with Awards

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

Last summer, a new organization was announced with the goal of promoting the uptake of open source software by the U.S. federal government. Now that organization has completed its first quite successful year of operations.

Read more »
junkboxer's picture
Created by junkboxer 4 years 2 weeks ago
Category: Government   Tags:
3

Switching from Windows to Linux PC's; a response to the BP oil spill?

http://www.ibtimes.com

Linux is being pushed as an alternative to Windows XP in the Government's hard push towards spending cuts in the public sector, ie. Government offices.

Read more »
higrade2's picture
Created by higrade2 4 years 3 weeks ago
Category: Government   Tags:
5

Military Adoption of Open-Source Software May Increase Flexibility and Lower Cost

http://www.physorg.com

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are helping the U.S. military analyze and develop the advantages of open-source software -- programs that make their source code open to others so it can be changed and improved. Bringing many minds to bear on a given program can lead to software that is both high quality and low cost, or even free.

Read more »
fsq1984's picture
Created by fsq1984 4 years 4 weeks ago
Category: Government   Tags:
4

CIA Software Developer Goes Open Source, Instead

http://www.wired.com

For three years, Matthew Burton has been trying to get a simple, useful software tool into the hands of analysts at the Central Intelligence Agency. For three years, haggling over the code’s intellectual property rights has kept the software from going anywhere near Langley.

Read more »
lozz's picture
Created by lozz 4 years 4 weeks ago
Category: Government   Tags:
5

Why New Zealand Should Also Abolish Patents on ‘Embedded Software’

http://techrights.org

The vague distinction between embedded and non-embedded software leaves room for Microsoft to harm Free software in New Zealand; Microsoft's software patents still pushed into GNU/Linux via Novell

Read more »
komrad's picture
Created by komrad 4 years 4 weeks ago
Category: Government   Tags:
4

Librarian of Congress Still Clueless About Linux

http://www.groklaw.net

There are new anticircumvention rules from the US Copyright Office. Several are very good changes, such as allowing you to bypass a technological protection measure to use snips from a movie or video if your purpose is educational or for comment or criticism, and there's more flexibility for phone apps if interoperability is the goal.

Read more »
paul.g.hunter's picture
Created by paul.g.hunter 4 years 4 weeks ago
Category: Government   Tags:
4

Russian Government Computers to Get Linux-Based Operating System

http://www.themoscowtimes.com

The government is hoping to launch the first version of a "national operating system" for its computers as early as next year, a senior Communications and Press Ministry official said Thursday.

Read more »
henrychan's picture
Created by henrychan 4 years 5 weeks ago
Category: Government   Tags:
5

Russia Keeps Working on GNU/Linux (and Fighting Against Microsoft Corruption)

http://techrights.org

ALT Linux and ASPLinux continue to be developed, despite disruptions from Microsoft and its partners

Read more »
komrad's picture
Created by komrad 4 years 5 weeks ago
Category: Government   Tags: