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Cuba releases free video game that teaches Unix to kids, built with Blender and GIMP

http://news.northxsouth.com

NovaTux is the first open source video game to be released by Cuba’s vibrant free software community. The work was done by students of UCI, one of the most important computer science universities in Cuba, which also launched Nova, the first GNU/Linux distribution from the country.

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Review: Nova Linux 1.1.2

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I recently heard that Cuba had created their own Linux distribution, Nova. Like many other countries with a rocky relationship with the USA (Russia, China, Iran), Cuba is wary of running their entire computer infrastructure on software developed in the USA.

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Cuba will be the first to formally replicate Brazil’s free software model

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The Collaborative Network for Free and Open Software Latin American and Carib (RCSLA) is a network created at the end of 2005 by the United Nations Development Program and UFMG (Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil) to increase sharing of practical knowledge and experience in deploying free software governance plans in Latin America.

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Cuba launches Gentoo Linux distro

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The Cuban government has launched its own version of Gentoo Linux, dubbed "Nova." The distribution was developed in response to embargo hassles in updating and acquiring Windows, as well as concerns over U.S. government spying via the OS, says an industry report.

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Free software pioneer Richard Stallman on his experience in Cuba

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"In February of last year, Richard M. Stallman, founder and president of the Free Software Foundation, spoke at the International Conference on Communication and Technologies in Havana about what he strongly believes are the merits of non-proprietary software. I recently learned directly from Stallman what that experience was like.

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University of Havana Finally Switches to Free Software

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"About a year ago, we had spoken with Richard Stallman about the free software movement in Latin America and he said something which was surprising: even though free software was extremely popular in Cuba, it was receiving heavy resistance from Cuban academics and the university system in Cuba. Well, an announcement this week indicates that this has finally changed: ..."

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Cuba Votes No to OOXML - Says It Did So in September, Too

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More OOXML news. The Cuban National Bureau of Standards has reportedly sent an email to the three names NBs are supposed to notify at ISO, Toshiko Kimura, Keith Brannon, and Martine Gaillen, reporting that Cuba votes to disapprove OOXML.

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The Gradual Introduction of Free Software in Cuba Becomes Significant to Go Ahead in the Crucial Strategy.

http://www.cubaheadlines.com

"Without «pushing the boat out», the gradual introduction of free software in Cuba becomes significant to go ahead in the process of incorporating informatics into society. [...] For Free software to be truly free, it has to have an open code, but not necessarily the other way around. To use open code technology does not mean we collaborate with the ideals of technological justice. Open code use can make people become more dependent. Microsoft, just to mention a name, presents the world two very clear licences that meet the requirements of the Open Source Initiative..."

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Cuba's Move Toward Freedom, as in Software

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In May 2005, the head of the Office for Computerizing Cuban Society, Roberto del Puerto, announced that the government was preparing for its central administration offices to switch to the free GNU/Linux system, which uses the Linux kernel written by Linus Torvalds of Finland in 1991. A national group was formed for this purpose.

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Cuba is preparing to quit Windows and avoid Microsoft

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It’s a measure aimed at breaking the dependence on programs that are under the control of US owners and also anticipating any claims by the patent’s owners for the use of this system in Cuba.

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