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Schools and the NHS: does Linux even get a look in?

http://www.computerworlduk.com

So the NHS has decided not to renew a large Microsoft licensing deal. Basically it had agreed a while ago to spend £500 million on Microsoft software in return for a £300 million discount. What a bargain!

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Created by tisha 4 years 20 weeks ago
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Tax office goes Ubuntu for AUSkey Linux standard

http://www.computerworld.com.au

The Australian Taxation Office is preparing to release a Linux port of its AUSkey authentication software with Ubuntu being the reference distribution for testing and development.

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How Would OSG Work?

http://elevenislouder.blogspot.com

In my last post, I discussed reasons why an open source government would be a good thing. Now I will tell you my plan for how an OSG would operate (using the USA in model). It is essential to understand that this is not a left vs right issue. The idea here is simply to empower the people of any given country, and allow those people to rule their own lives.

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Created by tisha 4 years 21 weeks ago
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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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Created by stargrave 4 years 23 weeks ago
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Why Dmitry Medvedev Should Not Invite Microsoft

http://techrights.org

The Russian president makes a mistake by looking for help from Microsoft rather than from companies which distribute Free/libre software

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Created by komrad 4 years 25 weeks ago
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'Secure your PC or lose the net'

http://www.smh.com.au

Australians would be unable to access the internet without having anti-virus and firewall programs installed and a virus-free machine under a new plan put forward by a year-long parliamentary cyber-crime inquiry.

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Created by lozz 4 years 25 weeks ago
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LPI and Government of Tunisia to certify IT graduates

http://www.lpi.org

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization, announced with the Ministry of Communication Technologies of Tunisia a program to train and certify young graduates in Linux and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).

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Created by joy1234 4 years 26 weeks ago
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THE PROTECTING CYBERSPACE AS A NATIONAL ASSET ACT OF 2010

http://cryptome.org

The Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010 - introduced by Senators Lieberman, Collins, and Carper - will modernize the government's ability to safeguard the nation's cyber networks from attack and will establish a public/private partnership to set national cyber security priorities and improve national cyber security defenses.

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Created by lozz 4 years 26 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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Report Card on Federal Openness

http://opensource.com

Open Source for America (OSFA) has announced a report card scoring the openness of federal agencies and departments! Today marks the six-month anniversary of the Obama Administration's Open Government Directive, a big step towards greater transparency, collaboration, and participation in government.

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Created by helix 4 years 27 weeks ago
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Open Sourcing Politics

http://www.computerworlduk.com

“Linux is subversive”: so begins “The Cathedral and the Bazaar,” Eric Raymond's analysis of the open source way. The subversion there was mainly applied to the world of software, but how much more subversive are the ideas that lie behind open source when applied to politics.

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Created by innerphaze 4 years 28 weeks ago
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Open Data, Open Society: a research project about openness of public data

http://stop.zona-m.net

Free/Open Source software is great for Public Administrations, but Free/Open data are even more important. Making public sector information really accessible, that is publishing online raw data in open formats and under open licenses, can both improve transparency in government and foster local economical and cultural activities.

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Created by clandestine 4 years 28 weeks ago
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US State Department and the Redefining of LAMP

http://techrights.org

How LAMP (Linux, GNU, Apache, MySQL, and Perl/PHP/Python) is being bent by those who want to insert proprietary software at the very foundation's layer

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komrad's picture
Created by komrad 4 years 29 weeks ago
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Lawyers Try to Marry Free Software and Software Patents in Maastricht University (Brussels)

http://techrights.org

Lawyers in Europe strive to net some extra money by promoting "interoperability" (with software patents) rather than making use of open standards

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Created by komrad 4 years 29 weeks ago
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Linux users cry fail over ATO AUSKey compatibility

http://www.computerworld.com.au

The Australian Taxation Office is pushing the AUSkey public key infrastructure (PKI) for secure data exchange when submitting tax returns, but Linux users say they have again been left out in the cold.

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