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Asian ‘campers’ troop to Cavite, reinforce open-source movement

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About 150 representatives from 15 countries in Asia gathered at the Yen Center in Silang where they discussed developments in open source in a communal environment.

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Teams registered for SFD 2009

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"The most important part of Software Freedom Day! Look for your closest team, or start a team in your town. All teams are most easily found on our interactive map. Go zooming around the planet and see which countries have the most SFD events! ..." —— via teams - Software Freedom Day Wiki ——

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In 2010 Asia and Latin America will be leading the use of free software... Africa lags behind

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"Researchers from Seville -María Dolores Gallego, Salvador Bueno (of Pablo de Olavide University) and Paula Luna (University of Seville)- carried out a report, published in the magazine Technological Forecasting & Social Change, stating that the use of free software in South America and Asia will be around 70% in 2010, with a special relevance in the education sector..."

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Wikipedia launches ‘academy’

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Online encyclopaedia Wikipedia.com launched the ‘Wikipedia Academy’ here today in a bid to increase its popularity and to reach out to large number of rural masses in the country. 'This is the first in Asia after the launch of the first Academy last month in Germany' Wikipedia.com Founder Jimmy Wales told reporters in Chennai.

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Software Patents Riot Spreads to Four Continents

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Renewed action against the spread of software patents seems to be surging so suddenly

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Why is Asia not open to open source?

http://www.zdnetasia.com

One of the main draws--and selling point--of open source technology is its much celebrated developer ecosystem. But, according to an industry expert, this community spirit seems to be lacking in Asia.

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Be Careful Who You Trust (on Document Standards)

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The post highlights some of the latest disinformation you ought to watch out for

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Is Microsoft Trying to Illegalise/Exclude MythTV and Increase Eavesdropping?

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Microsoft sets dangerous precedence with NBC, says the EFF

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Open source big names help attract new users

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Participation by big open source vendors is helping attract new interest in Linux user groups in Asia.

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How Microsoft and Novell Make GNU/Linux More Expensive to Purchase Than Windows

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Novell’s recent news about China [1, 2, 3] is pretty significant because this shows what tricks Microsoft and Novell hope to make more widespread and prevalent around the world, not just in Asia. It’s a symbolic start that illustrates just why Novell has become dangerous to GNU/Linux adoption (contrary to common belief).

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Open-source users in Asia/Pacific swayed by security issues

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The most influential factor for deploying open source technology is better protection against security breaches, according to an IDC survey of open source adoption plans and challenges in Australia, Korea, India, and China.

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Need for security driving open-source use

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MANILA, Philippines -- Security is the number one reason why end-users deploy open-source software, according to a recent survey by research analyst IDC.

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Acer: 'No UK demand' for Linux laptops

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Acer will not release Linux-based laptops in the UK due to a lack of demand, despite launching an Ubuntu-based machine in Asia.

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Novell Launches Linux Champions Club in Asia Pacific

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Novell announced today the launch of the Asia Pacific chapter of the Novell Linux Champions Club, following the success of the Champions Club in Europe. The objective of the Club is to build a community of Linux proponents among Novell’s strategic partners and their partners, eventually creating a Linux-friendly ecosystem in Asia Pacific.

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Open source 'leaving Asia behind'

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The open source community risks leaving Asian users and developers behind, thanks to cultural differences and western business's tendency to treat programmers there as code monkeys rather than software designers, a senior Novell staffer has warned.

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