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NZ govt trials Linux desktops in Feb

http://www.zdnet.com.au

Three New Zealand government agencies will begin a pilot next month to replace their existing Windows desktops with machines running Linux and other open source software.

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Steps to adopt open source standards draw flak

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com

India’s open source software lobbyists allege that the country’s proposed draft recommendations for adopting open technology standards and software for automating different government departments and functions, favours popular software solutions from large companies such as Microsoft.

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Bringing contestability back to the public sector desktop

http://passthesource.org.nz

For the last few months, the Open Source Society has been facilitating a project called the Public Sector Remix. This involves a number of public sector agencies investigating use of a free software stack on the desktop and understanding the barriers preventing its more widespread adoption.

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EP Intergroup: In Europe Left and Right for Free Software!

http://www.april.org

"An intergroup1 on "New Media, Free Software and Open Information Society" was established in the European Parliament with the support of a wide range of political groups (EPP, ALDE/ADLE and Greens/EFA). Free Software promoters April (FR) and Associazione per il Software Libero (IT) welcome this decision that opens up the European Parliament to embracing the digital revolution..."

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FSF Recommends That the European Commission Should Unbundle PCs/Windows

http://boycottnovell.com

Peter Brown from the FSF (Free Software Foundation) argues that PCs should not be saddled with Windows and that the EU Commission should therefore take a look at the problem

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China Given Another Reason to Abandon Proprietary Software — $2,200,000,000 Lawsuit

http://boycottnovell.com

China may no longer be able to use proprietary software from the United States without paying, which is great news for GNU/Linux and other Free software

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Kerala is Still Ahead of the Curve

http://boycottnovell.com

Kerala's use of Free/libre software in government is commendable, but barriers still remain (although not technical ones, just bureaucratic, including pressure from Microsoft)

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Does Open Source Software Put Government Security at Risk?

http://www.daniweb.com

If the government uses open source software, then the government is at risk because the security flaws are exposed publicly. The use of proprietary software protects the government from security attacks because its code is hidden and not released to the public.

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French military contributes to Thunderbird

http://news.yahoo.com

A new email client unveiled by Mozilla this week contains code from an unusual source -- the French military, which decided the open source product was more secure than Microsoft's rival Outlook.

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FFII: Swedish Presidency Tries to Sneak Software Patents Into Europe

http://boycottnovell.com

An attempt to use a "European Free Trade Agreement" to push software patents into the EU - another menace gets noticed

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Created by komrad 4 years 37 weeks ago
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Kroes Stepping Down as EU Antitrust Chief

http://www.internetnews.com

Neelie Kroes, the chair of the European Union's Commission on Competition, has been given a new job that takes her out of the regulatory area and into a less powerful role than the one that netted her so many headlines.

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Open source revolution in the public sector

http://www.computerworlduk.com

He wanted to know, in the light of the Government's well-publicised new found enthusiasm for open source software, whether I thought they would all be using open source software in ten year's time and if so when and how would it all happen?

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Cuba preparing to quit Windows in favor of GNU/Linux

http://www.ghabuntu.com

Cuban authorities are seriously preparing to quit the Windows operating system and use the GNU/Linux free software instead.

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German government wants open standards, open source

http://www.osor.eu

The newly elected German government plans to support open standards and open source software. In its four-year coalition contract, the government led by chancellor Angela Merkel, writes it wants to orient its IT systems on open standards and include open source solutions.

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Netherlands government launches ODF service at Italian Plugfest

http://lists.opendocsociety.org

The Dutch government program "Netherlands in Open Connection" and OpenDoc Society have announced the public availability of a beta version of Officeshots.org. Officeshots is an online webservice that makes it possible to compare the output quality of various office suites as well as web-based productivity applications.

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