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Brazil Protests OOXML Too! Asks Approval Be Reconsidered

http://www.groklaw.net

South Africa was the first, but not the last. Now Brazil has sent a letter protesting the adoption of OOXML as an ISO standard also, and Andy Updegrove says he has heard there will be more...

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More Microsoft Shenanigans: Microsoft Rep Shoots Down Brazil’s Appeal Against OOXML

http://boycottnovell.com

Brazil was about to file an appeal today (joining South Africa), but guess which company blocked it?

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Famelix and the dangers of combating Windows

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One of the perennial debates about the GNU/Linux desktop is how much it should resemble Windows. Usually, the debate is framed in terms of whether the desktop should look familiar to new users, or be developed in whatever way seems most logical.

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Free Software Foundation Europe Newsletter, Wed May 21

http://mail.fsfeurope.org

"...Please consider how you can contribute to our movement. You can visit http://fsfeurope.org/contribute for suggestions of ways to get involved...
1. FTF workshop leads to broad agreement on European licensing infrastructure
2. Lack of quality in standardisation a serious problem
3. Licensing as a strategic imperative, speech at FISL
4. Fellowship Group at Ubuntu Release Party in Berlin

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Towards a dialogue between scientists, civic groups and social movements in Brazil

http://fsm-science.org

"...Science, technology and social and economic interests are profoundly intertwined today, interacting and mutually influencing one another. Many movements that are struggling for changes now recognize that, unless these issues are taken up by many and various groups of citizens, it will not be possible to deal with the challenges of our times.

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Interview with Marcos Mazoni, new head of free software in Brazil

http://www.northxsouth.com

Last month, President "Lula" da Silva appointed open source veteran Marcos Mazoni as the new head of the federal committee for free software implementation. This interview gets more detail from Mazoni about his experiences managing free software migrations at some of Brazil's biggest IT companies.

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Microsoft gouging Brazilians for 20 percent of income

http://www.cnet.com

Ever wonder why Brazil and other BRIC countries are so hot on open source, including Linux? Gustavo Duarte gives several reasons, not the least of which is the punitive pricing that Microsoft inflicts on these developing markets.

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Free Software in Brazil: An important shift in leadership

http://fringethoughts.wordpress.com

"On April 17, Marcos Mazoni, the current director of Brazil’s Federal Data Processing firm (SERPRO) was appointed to head an arcane bureaucratic body: the Technical Committee for the Implementation of Free Software (CISL). Mazoni replaces Renato Martini, the current president of Brazil’s National Technology Institute (ITI, a small office within the executive branch).

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Humanizing Digital Technologies with Free Software & GNU/Linux ...

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"Brazilian minister of culture Gilberto Gil Moreira speaks on the transformative power of digital technologies..."

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Free software becoming entrenched in Brazil

http://news.northxsouth.com

"As time goes on, free software is becoming institutionalized within Latin American businesses, public sector systems, non-profits and NGO’s."

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Brazil: "The Electronic Voting Machine Will Be Linux-Powered"

http://marketmachines.newsvine.com

According to major newspapers, starting with the municipal elections of 2008, Brazil’s e-voting machines will use the Linux operating system, to be developed by the technical team of the federal elections tribunal the TSE. According to the TSE’s IT division, the advantages of using Linux in the electronic voting machine are standardization, since it is possible to use this OS in all models of the device, as well as transparency, since this is an open mcchanism in which all the source code is available to the public and can be freely audited. Another advantage is zero cost, because no license fees must be paid.

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Ministry of Education from Brazil is buying 3000 Debian GNU Linux computers

http://times.debian.net

The Ministry of Education from Brazil is buying more 3000 Debian GNU / Linux computers , with four multimedia terminals and compatible printers for installing at 3000 rural schools, with 36 months contractual support. This next bidding adds up to the previous 90000 Debian GNU / Linux computers, network and printers.

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Ministry of Culture adopts Wordpress

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Segundo o WebInsider, na última semana o Ministério da Cultura lançou seu novo site totalmente gerenciado com Wordpress. . "Sim, o mesmo gerenciador de conteúdo que gerencia o meu blog, gerencia também um site de grande porte como este Webinsider e ainda o site de um dos ministérios mais importantes do Governo Federal."

In English

Accordingly with WebInsider, last week the brazilian's Ministry of Culture[1] launched its new website totaly managed with Wordpress. "Yes, the same content manager that runs my weblog manages also a big site like Webinsider and also the website of one of the most important ministries of our Federak Government."

[1] http://www.cultura.gov.br/site/

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LTSP saves old hardware in Brazilian doctor's office

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Integrated Neurology Service SINEURO's office, located in São Paulo, Brazil, migrated from various versions of Windows (from 98 to XP) on a network of five computers with eight nonskilled computer users. I was the consultant in charge, and I spent no money on new hardware.

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Ministry of Education from Brazil is buying 90,000 Debian GNU Linux computers

http://www.techforce.com.br

Ministry of Education from Brazil is buying 90,000 Debian GNU Linux computers, with compatible wireless cards, wireless routers, laser printers.

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