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Greens don't accept Berlin 'nein' to open source

http://www.linuxworld.com

The Green Party is accusing the Berlin city government of lacking a coherent IT strategy and thus not being in a position to adequately judge the merits of open source software.

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The politics of open source

http://www.businessreviewonline.com

There's been a suggestion of a shift towards open source in the houses of government in the UK recently, with the Conservative Party promising to promote open source if elected and the incumbent Labour Party releasing the code behind its new carbon footprint calculator under the General Public License.

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FCC fights the open source concept

http://blogs.zdnet.com

With today’s release of new rules for Software Defined Radios, it should be clear that the FCC under chairman Kevin Martin (right) is dedicated to proprietary models, and a determined foe of open source.

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Does FAR include open source software?

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An article in the latest issue of the DoD Software Tech News (free registration required) poses an interesting question: Does the Federal Acquisition Regulation demand agencies look at open source software as a possibility when procuring software?

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Colorado Human Services opens an open source portal

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When the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) couldn't depend on a proprietary portal solution to meet its needs any longer, CDHS County Infrastructure Manager Ron Cash turned to open source software, because of the benefits of community development and the flexibility to customize applications for a perfect fit. The financial benefits of open source are nice too, Cash says.

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Member of Parliament Patrick Harvie Talks to KDE

http://dot.kde.org

The final talk on Saturday at Akademy 2007 was from Patrick Harvie, a Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Green Party. While not a technical wizard like most of the other talks of the day, Patrick was able to describe to us the attitudes to free software from the Government he is elected to keep an eye on, and how the work of KDE developers applies to more than just software.

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Mandriva advances into Korea, the IT hub of Asia

http://www.mandriva.com

Recent studies show that about 37% of servers in Korean government offices ran Linux-based operating systems in 2006 and annual usage growth is estimated to be over 10% for upcoming years. In 2007, the Korean government plans to switch to open source alternatives on a substantial number of its PCs and servers, and support the open source initiative.

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A New Chapter In Judiciary And Information Technology

http://kvtrust.blogspot.com

"Today—for many reasons—is a happy day for us. The Allahabad High Court website is being inaugurated and e-court project is being launched by symbolic distribution of laptops to the Judges of the subordinate judiciary."

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US court ruling threatens return to dark ages of radio

http://www.itwire.com.au

What many may describe as a ludicrous decision by a US federal court of appeal has threatened the immediate future of Internet radio, with many smaller net broadcasters saying they will not be able to afford new fees imposed by the US Government's Copyright Royalty Board.

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Does open source make business decisions political?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Of all the relationships changed by open source, perhaps the most nagging is that between business and politics. There’s another taste of that in today’s news, word the BBC is looking to make an open source version of its iPlayer

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Govt body to promote open-source software

http://www.business-standard.com

"Chennai-based National Resource Centre for Free/Open Source Software (NRCFOSS) is planning to bring its programme on free/open source software to Gujarat though a possible collaboration with engineering colleges in the state."

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BBC to meet open sourcers over iPlayer

http://www.zdnetasia.com

"The Open Source Consortium (OSC) is to meet with the BBC Trust--the broadcaster's independent governing body--to discuss concerns about a cross platform version of the Beeb's iPlayer."

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California city connects with open-source networking

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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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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 21 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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