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Xena - Software for Digital Preservation

http://xena.sourceforge.net

Xena is free and open source software developed by the National Archives of Australia to aid in the long term preservation of digital records. Xena is an acronym meaning 'Xml Electronic Normalising for Archives'.

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Created by dave 7 years 9 weeks ago
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Largo still loves Linux

http://www.linux.com

This small city on Florida's Gulf Coast runs one of the most cost-effective municipal IT departments around. I last wrote about Largo's Linux-based client-server network in 2002. A lot has changed for Largo's computer-using city employees since then, and even more changes are in the works.

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Created by C733tus 7 years 9 weeks ago
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Women in the new Web 2.0 political world in Ecuador

http://www.blogher.org

"...Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa pays homage to Max Headroom in a funny, low-budget YouTube clip promoting his new blog; in another video, he asks everyone to use free software. He is encouraging the entire country to start blogging and using social networks and YouTube for the power of collective action.

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Created by can.axis 7 years 9 weeks ago
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Decision on open source in December for Amsterdam Government

http://www.nieuwsuitamsterdam.nl

17 September 2007 - All government agencies must change to open source software, the national government says in an action plan presented today. Amsterdam is already testing such software and will decide on whether to renew its Microsoft contract in December.

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Created by Jimbob 7 years 10 weeks ago
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FSFE, Samba: A triumph for freedom of choice and competition

http://mail.fsfeurope.org

"Through tactics that successfully derailed antitrust processes in other parts of the world, including the United States, Microsoft has managed to postpone this day for almost a decade. But thanks to the perseverance and excellent work of the European Commission, these tactics have now failed in Europe,"

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Ubuntu Finland delivered Ubuntu to Finnish parliament representatives

http://wiki.ubuntu-fi.org

"...The purpose of this campaign is to make the representatives more aware of free software and its possibilities in schools and in administration...."

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Created by can.axis 7 years 10 weeks ago
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Fraser-Moleketi appointed OSS patron

http://www.itweb.co.za

Public service and administration minister Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi has accepted an invitation to become patron of the Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA).

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Created by greengrass 7 years 10 weeks ago
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UK Government's response to iPlayer e-petition

http://www.pm.gov.uk

The BBC Trust has responsibility for ensuring that the correct degree of scrutiny is given to all proposals from the BBC Executive for new services (such as the iPlayer) and any significant changes to existing services.In the case of the iPlayer, following the consultation, the Trust noted the strong public demand for the service to be available on a variety of operating systems.

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Created by mark 7 years 11 weeks ago
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Open Tuesday reveals government OSS plan

http://www.tectonic.co.za

Get a chance to meet the man in charge of managing government's free and open source software (FOSS) migration at this month's Open Tuesday event in Joburg. Arno Webb will talk on the opportunities that this migration will open up for those involved in open source.

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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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Created by humaneasy 7 years 12 weeks ago
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Govt OSS migration will need skills

http://www.tectonic.co.za

Governments looking to migrate to open source software (OSS) will need to ramp up their internal skills base, according to Gartner analyst Andrea Di Maio.

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Created by greengrass 7 years 12 weeks ago
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BitTorrent Admin Monitored by US Government, Forced to Dump GNU/Linux

http://torrentfreak.com

Sk0t, an ex-administrator of the EliteTorrents BitTorrent tracker is to have his internet connection forcibly monitored by the US Government. If that wasn’t bad enough, the monitoring software is Windows based - which means he is being forced to ditch Linux - or face being barred from the internet.

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Created by tony 7 years 13 weeks ago
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Still waiting for swap prefetch

http://lwn.net

It has been almost two years since LWN covered the swap prefetch patch. This work, done by Con Kolivas, is based on the idea that if a system is idle, and it has pushed user data out to swap, perhaps it should spend a little time speculatively fetching that swapped data back into any free memory that might be sitting around.

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Created by mark 7 years 16 weeks ago
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Allahabad High Court Deploys 15,000 GNU/Linux laptops

http://blue-gnu.biz

According to this story, the Allahabad High Court has rolled out a new website, as well as deploying 15,000 laptops running GNU/Linux. The site does not specify which distribution, but I am assuming a GNOME-centric distribution, since Evolution is listed as the PIM software.

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Created by mads 7 years 16 weeks ago
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California city connects with open-source networking

http://www.linuxworld.com

The city of Madera, Calif., has spent the last year successfully running an open-source-based network as a replacement for one based on Cisco gear.

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Created by peacemaker 7 years 17 weeks ago
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