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MAMPU migrates to OpenOffice.org and ODF to increase freedom of choice and interoperability

http://www.openmalaysiablog.com

The Malaysian Administrative Modernization and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) has announced that the agency will be migrating to OpenOffice.org office suite as well as adopt the OpenDocument Format (ODF). In addition, Microsoft Office is to be phased out by end of 2008.

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Down with Windows! Russian schools turn to free software

http://russiatoday.ru

A free online alternative to the Windows operating system is set to be introduced in schools in three Russian regions by 2009. If the pilot project proves successful, all schools across the country will make the switch a year later.

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Open Source for Sovereignty

http://blogs.sun.com

It's not just European government that's opting for open source. Today the NSA (the super-secret spy agency in the US) have announced they are joining in with OpenSolaris. Barton has an interview that explores this more. I think we'll see more and more government engagement as the adoption-led market takes hold.

Using Free software from open source communities makes perfect sense for governments, and not just for the obvious reasons of up-front savings on license fees.

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UK: Major cost reduction result of Bristol's switch to Open Standards

http://ec.europa.eu

StarOffice is Sun Microsystems' proprietary suite of office applications, which is based on the Open Source OpenOffice. In 2006 Bristol took the further step of adopting the ISO-approved Open Document Format (ODF).

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Open Source Market: FOSS getting hot in Russia

http://robertogaloppini.net

Recent interest towards FOSS from the Russian government has boosted commercial activity in this field. No longer than a year ago there was no single large company that would say it is capable of doing FOSS system integration projects. Now there are three, and the number will probably grow.

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Navy to focus only on open systems

http://www.fcw.com

The Navy will acquire only systems based on open technologies and standards.

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EU: European Commission to increase its use of Open Source

http://ec.europa.eu

In a document published last week, the EC states among others that the Commission will prefer Open Source software for its new IT projects: "For all new development, where deployment and usage is foreseen by parties outside of the Commission Infrastructure, Open Source Software will be the preferred development and deployment platform."

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Priests and Nuns are Into Linux and Open Source

http://junauza.blogspot.com

Priests and Nuns are into Linux and Open Source; that is what Fr. Stephen Cuyos said to me. Fr. Stephen is a Filipino missionary of the Sacred Heart priest, who blogs & podcasts about his faith and ministry, about the use of new technologies for evangelization, as well as his advocacy for Linux and the Open Source. To know more about this geek priest, you can visit his personal blog entitled, “Happy Faith”.

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Linux is truly everywhere

http://ostatic.com

As hardware gets smaller and cheaper, we can expect to see Linux in more and more unexpected places. Why is this, and how does this benefit open-source developers?

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EU to consider buying open-source software

http://www.iht.com

The European Commission will propose in the next few days to buy more of its computer software from open-source developers, a commission spokeswoman said Wednesday.

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Educating Tux: case studies of Linux deployments in high schools around the world

http://www.itwire.com

Linux has a lot to offer cash-strapped education departments. It’s free, for one thing. It is naturally secure with distinctly non-privileged accounts and it is easily centrally administered. However, the experiences by schools that have gone this route are a mixed bag. Let us investigate some and see what lessons there are.

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South America warms to Open Source

http://argentinadiscovery.page.tl

The trend to Open Source in South America seems to be stronger than it is anywhere else. Almost all governments there seem to be setting an Open Source agenda.

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Why Attracting More Users to Linux Matters

http://www.linuxloop.com

Many decisions and opinions in the Linux world are justified by the idea that the decision will help attract new users to Linux, but why should anyone care at all if other people use Linux?

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Bank group takes Linux migration a step at a time

http://www.linux.com

Metropolitan Bank Group is a large conglomerate in Illinois, comprising 10 banks and $3 billion in assets. As Metropolitan acquired more banking interests, IT Director Tom Johnson needed to find a way to reduce costs and increase efficiency in the face of the company's rapid growth. The solution was a migration from Windows to Linux.

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Linux steps up to power NZ Stock Exchange

http://computerworld.co.nz

The New Zealand Stock Exchange is moving to a Linux platform for its settlement and clearing system, replacing its existing HP NonStop platform and applications in order to reduce cost and increase flexibility.

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