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Australia introduces licences for internet users

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Internet users in Australia will have to take out licences from the next financial year else they will not be allowed to use the web, official sources told iTWire today.

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Google soon to be banned in Australia under draconian censorship laws

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Recent action by the Australian Government may see Google and many other popular websites banned in Australia under existing censorship laws.

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Kogan promises a Linux Netbook by the end of March

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Ruslan Kogan is, it's arguably fair to say, something of a tech geek, and has been for some time. I sat down with Ruslan Kogan at the MediaConnect Kickstart Conference in Queensland today to discuss Netbooks, building in China and what the future holds for his upstart and brash company.

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Mozilla Grant will help Wikipedia Support Video

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"The proliferation of standards-based video sharing and collaboration is set to take off with a $US100,000 grant from the Mozilla Foundation to fund the development of the Ogg Theora video codec and server-side streaming software.

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PCs for schools: an open source solution

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...one Melbourne-based open source company has prepared a plan that could meet the promise, and yet cut costs by a substantial amount.
"It's a simple proposition; we've prepared an open solution which delivers the best-possible value to education for netbook or laptop roll-outs," says Con Zymaris, CEO of long-running Linux firm Cybersource.

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Only Linux can deliver 1 million school laptops within budget: systint

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Just as the world's economies started to tank, Australia's Governments got themselves into an economic bind by promising to supply public school children with laptops. However, a leading systems integrator has issued a blueprint for an affordable blanket laptop roll out using Linux and netbooks.

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Web filter minister not afraid of feedback

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In case any readers would like to give Australia's Minister for web censorship their views on the subject, a link to his blog appears here. Note that Conroy intends to censor other matters than kiddie porn, but refuses to say what they are.

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Microsoft on the outer of schools funding

http://www.australianit.news.com.au

Microsoft is set to be the biggest loser. Compared with wireless and hardware vendors, it is bound to lose a large chunk of revenue over the next few years as NSW moves to reduce software costs.

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The Net is Under Threat

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"Community advocacy group GetUp is running a new campaign against Australian Federal Government plans to censor what we view on the internet. The ‘Save the Net’ campaign is gaining momentum, with over 55,000 Australians having already signed a petition to Communications Minister Senator Conroy voicing their outrage over the Government’s ill-considered ideas..."

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Linux: for all things great and small

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Most of us get a chance to see Linux in action at the desktop or single server level. Some of us use Linux on mobiles and other little gizmos without even realising that the penguin is doing the lifting.

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Internet filter to block 10,000-plus "unwanted" sites Article from: The Courier-Mail

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AUSTRALIA'S mandatory internet filter is being primed to block 10,000 websites as part of a blacklist of unspecified "unwanted content", Broadband Minister Stephen Conroy revealed in Federal Parliament.

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Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (HRAFF) Profile

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"The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (HRAFF) will be taking place across Australia next month, showcasing engaging content from around the world that will encourage people to create positive change together..."

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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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Tell the Australian Broadcasting Company "No DRM"

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"ABC is Australia's Federal Government-funded public broadcaster, and has responsibilities under the ABC Act 1983 to provide services to the Australian people.

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Queensland to investigate open source capability

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When a genre of software is estimated to account for 15 percent of the total revenue generated by a given sector of the IT industry and that total is $A3.5 billion, then it is time to sit up and take notice. Which is what the government of the Australian state of Queensland has done.

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