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UK ignores fears over Internet Explorer despite French and German warnings

http://www.guardian.co.uk

The British government and armed forces are to continue their widespread use of the version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser that was attacked by Chinese hackers who broke into Google's corporate network – even though both the French and German governments have advised people to stop using it.

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Created by stargrave 4 years 22 weeks ago
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The Browser Choice Screen for Europe: What to Expect, When to Expect It

http://microsoftontheissues.com

Over the next few weeks, Microsoft will begin offering a “Web browser choice screen” to Internet Explorer users in Europe, as required by the European Commission. Internal testing of the choice screen is underway now. We’ll begin a limited roll-out externally next week, and expect that a full scale roll-out will begin around March 1, a couple of weeks ahead of schedule.

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Created by Marcin 4 years 23 weeks ago
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How MakerCulture Is Reinventing Politics

http://preview.thetyee.ca

What happens when the political becomes personal? Then who has the power?

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Created by beckham 4 years 23 weeks ago
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SOS Internet Indonesia

http://globalvoicesonline.org

Indonesian internet users are on the move to save the internet from ``repressive'' regulations crafted by the Ministry of Communication and Information (Depkominfo).

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Created by stargrave 4 years 23 weeks ago
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When and how can Free Software really save public money?

http://stop.zona-m.net

When a Public Administration uses it to reform the way it works, to solve the problem it actually has instead of those authors of proprietary software _think_ it has

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Created by waterbag 4 years 23 weeks ago
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OOXML not suitable for Norwegian government, says study

http://computerworld.co.nz

Microsoft's XML-based office document format, OOXML, does not meet the requirements for governmental use, according to a new report published by the Norwegian Agency for Public Management and eGovernment (DIFI). The agency wants to start a debate over the report as part of its work on standards in the Norwegian government.

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Created by sofiajanney 4 years 24 weeks ago
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Disappointed (so far) by Italian Open Legislation experiment

http://stop.zona-m.net

If you know software programming well enough to write a new word processor with a secret file format, do it now, put it on sale and price it one million Euro per seat. Should that law be approved, you'll just have to send
Christmas greetings to all Italian Public Administrations to force them to buy your software.

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Created by ckhung 4 years 25 weeks ago
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Net censorship campaign backfires

http://www.theaustralian.com.au

"SOUTH Australia's history of spectacular clashes between politicians, the judiciary and the media found a new chapter this week when a mess of eggs ended up on the face of the Attorney-General, forcing a humiliating backflip over internet censorship..."

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Created by can.axis 4 years 25 weeks ago
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Two thousand open source applications for the public sector

http://www.osor.eu

The European Union's Open Source Observatory and Repository (OSOR.eu) as of today is offering public administrations access to more than two thousand free and open source applications.

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Created by mathewt 4 years 25 weeks ago
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Library (of Congress) Explores Ways to Release Open Source Software

http://www.digitalpreservation.gov

In the spirit of transparency and community, the Library of Congress has established an internal process to create open source software.

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Created by polbaan 4 years 25 weeks ago
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Government quotas on how much open source to buy appear to be backfiring

http://www.networkworld.com

Beyond expressing a preference, does anything else need to be done to make sure that governments that say they are going "open source" really do so?" Quotas -- dictating specific percentages of open source usage -- seem an obvious answer, but in countries that have tried them, open source has not necessarily flourished. One country where quotas on open source use have been instituted is Hungary.

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Created by aditiseth 4 years 25 weeks ago
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Malaysia's government touts 95 percent OSS adoption

http://www.zdnetasia.com

Some 95 percent of Malaysia's government agencies have adopted open source software (OSS), but the remaining 5 percent have not warmed to the concept--and is unlikely to anytime soon, according to a government official.

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Created by t1000 4 years 26 weeks ago
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UK.gov tweaks open source policy small print

http://www.theregister.co.uk

The UK government has rejigged its open source and open standards software procurement policy, following pressure from OSS vendors last autumn. Early last year the Cabinet Office revised its rules on public sector open source software purchases, but many OSS players complained that the policy amendments didn’t go far enough.

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Created by penguinista 4 years 26 weeks ago
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U.S. Open Source for Open Government

http://www.linux-magazine.com

In December the U.S. White House set guidelines for an open and transparent administration. The Open Source for America (OSFA) organization is now following up with tips for a governmental move to free software.

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Created by helix 4 years 26 weeks ago
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SF mayor: city can save money with open source software

http://arstechnica.com

The San Francisco Committee on Information Technology has published a new software evaluation policy that requires departments of the city government to consider open source software solutions alongside proprietary commercial offerings.

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