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New Crowdfunding Platform Dedicated to Free Software Launches in Brazil

http://dailycrowdsource.com

A new platform designed to help software developers find money and resources for their projects has been launched in Brazil. The makeITopen site is Brazil’s first and only crowdfunding platform aimed at helping those involved in the development of free software.

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Brazilian Ministry of Education plan large deployment with Mandriva Linux

http://www.mandriva.com

Mandriva is working with the hardware manufacturer partner Positivo, to deliver this open source solution which will help teachers to improve students’ education. Also, this will be one of the world biggest organized deployment of Linux, with potential to get to 1.5 Million units, and confirms Linux as a key, cost-effective alternative PC operating system.

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More Countries React To ACTA; Brazil Says ACTA Is Illegitimate

http://www.techdirt.com

A Brazilian official said that the agreement was not legitimate, negotiated by a closed group without considering all of the issues at play.

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“Public Software”: a serious symptom of the crisis in the Free Software Social Movement

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«'Public Software'? The so-called Public Software is a political project which aims to remove the Free Software main feature: the Freedom. It tries to put the people in the role of mere 'viewing public'.

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How about a legal penalty for hindering fair use?

http://arstechnica.com

Brazil has proposed a broad update to its copyright law (Portuguese) and it contains a surprising idea: penalize anyone who "hinders or impedes" fair use rights or obstructs the use of work that has already fallen into the public domain.

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Brazil's copyright law forbids using DRM to block fair use - Boing Boing

http://www.boingboing.net

"Brazil has just created the best-ever implementation of WIPO Copyright Treaty. In Brazil's version of the law, you can break DRM without breaking the law, provided you're not also committing a copyright violation. And what's more, any rightsholder who adds a DRM that restricts things that are allowed by Brazilian copyright laws ("fair dealing" or "fair use") faces a fine."

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Linux Foundation announces LinuxCon Brazil 2010

http://www.h-online.com

The Linux Foundation has announced that its third regional LinuxCon conference will take place from the 31st of August to the 1st of September, 2010 in São Paulo, Brazil and will include talks from Linux creator Linus Torvalds

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Brazil launches new version of their electronic government portal

http://news.northxsouth.com

Brazil has launched a new version of their e-government portal, using Plone and the Zope Application Server. NXS has translated the press release announcing the new website.

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Richard Stallman’s Message to Brazil

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A message from May of this year.

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Rails Summit Latin America 2009

http://rubylearning.com

"...This year they want to repeat the success with the 2nd edition of the Summit. It’s going to happen at the same place, in Sao Paulo City, Brazil. They expect to see people through out South America..."

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PGCon Brazil: October 23 and 24 at Unicamp in Campinas, SP.

http://pgcon.postgresql.org.br

"PGCon Brazil is the bigest PostgreSQL event in Latin America ..." —— PostgreSQL is free software licensed under the Modified BSD license. ——

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Is Microsoft Trying to Derail Another Massive Migration to GNU/Linux in Brazil?

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Microsoft brings "Worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum" to a country whose schools abandon Windows en masse

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[Brazilian] Brazil schools go Linux, 26 thousand computer labs

http://portal.mec.gov.br

Google translate text: Approximately ten million students in basic education will benefit this year with the delivery of 26 thousand computer labs.

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ODF Officially Approved as Malaysian Standard, Brazil Offers Massive Endorsement Too

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Latest raves and wins for ODF at the government level. Yoon Kit proudly announces that according to MAMPU, "There are nearly 300 agencies using ODF already - and a detailed study will be conduct to roll out further." Also he adds: "Glad to say after all the work, ODF has been approved by the minister as a Malaysian Standard!"

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Brazilian President brings attention to Free Software

http://blog.worldlabel.com

In a symbolic show of support for Free Open Source Software and the OpenDocument Format, Brazilian President Lula da Silva recently attended the Linux-related FISL 10 conference in Porto Alegre, Brazil, where he gave an address underscoring the importance of Free Open Source Software.

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