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Red Star OS, a Linux Distro Made in North Korea

http://www.junauza.com

North Korea has been discovered developing its own Linux distro named Red Star OS. To make it even more interesting, it is said to be commissioned by the infamous Kim Jong-il.

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Special 301: FOSS users. Now we're all Communists and Criminals

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

There seems to be no respite from the predations of Microsoft FUD and the machinations of Big Business. Just when it seemed safe to come out of the closet and admit to being a user of free and open source software without being accused of being a Communist, it appears that we are now criminals too—even if we are not using pirated versions of proprietary software.

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North Korea Develops Own Linux Distribution

http://www.pcworld.com

North Korea has reportedly developed its own version of the Linux operating with a graphical user interface that closely resembles Microsoft Windows.

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EFF: Unintended Consequences - Twelve Years Under the DMCA

http://lwn.net

Twelve years after the passage of the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the law continues to stymie fair use, free speech, scientific research, and legitimate competition.

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Created by keyboardninja 4 years 41 weeks ago
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German police to use open source Navit navigation

http://www.h-online.com

the German district of Brandenburg, which surrounds but does not include the national capital of Berlin, is trialling the Navit car navigation system for its Police System

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Vermont Adopts Open Source Software Policy

http://www.govtech.com

Vermont has become the latest government to enact an open source software policy, after Secretary of Administration Neale F. Lunderville recently signed a policy developed under state CIO David Tucker's leadership.

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New Zealand seeks to restrain ACTA

http://computerworld.co.nz

New Zealand appears to be at odds with the US in the secret international Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) talks.

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CeBIT 2010: City of Munich Shows Migration to Linux and OpenOffice

http://www.linux-magazine.com

The consolidated IT of the city of Munich is reporting at CeBIT 2010 on converting their workstations to Linux and OpenOffice. The migration to the free office package was finalized for Munich. All 15,000 office PCs of the city council will work on OpenOffice, under Linux or Windows.

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US government rescinds 'leave internet alone' policy

http://www.theregister.co.uk

The US government’s policy of leaving the Internet alone is over, according to his top official at the Department of Commerce.

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Created by stripcut 4 years 42 weeks ago
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Ubuntu Linux Now Available to Fed Customers on GSA Advantage

http://www.pcworld.com

Canonical's Ubuntu has become third Linux operating system approved by the General Services Administration for use by federal purchasers.

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Created by partytime 4 years 42 weeks ago
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Public consultation on the European Interoperability Strategy (EIS)

http://ec.europa.eu

Everyone interested in interoperability within the context of public service delivery is cordially invited to send suggestions aiming at contributing to the implementation of the European Interoperability Strategy.

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Created by BillKiller 4 years 42 weeks ago
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Turning open source users into criminals

http://mybroadband.co.za

A powerful US lobby group is trying to have pro-open source countries listed as being "anti-capitalism". Open source software is anti-capitalism and undermines intellectual property.

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Big Content condemns foreign governments that endorse FOSS

http://arstechnica.com

In accordance with US trade law, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) is required to conduct an annual review of the status of foreign intellectual property laws. This review, which is referred to as Special 301, is typically used to denounce countries that have less restrictive copyright policies than the United States.

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Created by bruce.almighty 4 years 42 weeks ago
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London.gov.uk switches to Drupal open source CMS

http://www.h-online.com

London.gov.uk, the official website for the Mayor of London and the Greater London Authority (GLA), has switched to the Drupal open source content management system

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Created by Formaxx 4 years 42 weeks ago
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Use open source? Then you're a pirate!

http://www.computerworlduk.com

This year the Special 301 watchlist targets governments that use open source

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