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Open Data: Fantastic, But Not Enough

http://www.computerworlduk.com

It's a fantastic start, but we need the government to mandate open source examples to accompany open data.

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Created by ooviaa 4 years 13 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 12 weeks ago
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Why Open Digital Standards Matter in Government

http://stop.zona-m.net

This is the full text of the essay I wrote for the O'Reilly Open Government book, in which I discuss what open file formats and other digital standards really mean for us, why they are often even more important than Free Software and why Government must lead the way when it comes to their adoption.

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Will ACTA end the purchase of foreign titles by libraries?

http://blog.librarylaw.com

With the release of leaked versions of the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, opposition to the drafting process continues to grow.

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Created by stargrave 4 years 20 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 20 weeks ago
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Microsoft Still Pretends to be “Open” for and to Government Contracts

http://boycottnovell.com

Supported by its own press and advanced by other regular allies, Microsoft comes equipped with required marketing themes to inject proprietary software into governments, under the guise of "open"

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Created by komrad 4 years 21 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 21 weeks ago
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Should Governments Legislate a Preference for Open Source?

http://perens.com

What would we need to implement a level playing field for Open Source and proprietary software to compete fairly?

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Created by linuxlooooser 4 years 23 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 23 weeks ago
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Microsoft and English-speaking Countries

http://boycottnovell.com

In Australia, the government and Microsoft rub each other's back and in the United Kingdom Free software is still discriminated against

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Microsoft Banks on Getting Close to Government Officials

http://boycottnovell.com

Microsoft is sniffing a lot around banks and bailout these days; shareholders angry over new scandal

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OSCON 2009: Governments and open source

http://lwn.net

Some government entities put up fierce resistance to free software because they do not want to run afoul of ethics laws that prohibit them from accepting gifts - if free software has value, then government officials are not allowed to receive the code without paying for it.

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When Patents Are Not a Monopoly Strong Enough…

http://boycottnovell.com

The Pharmaceutical Cartel wants increased government-granted monopoly in addition to patents

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Created by komrad 5 years 4 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 3 weeks ago
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What Nessus Teaches About Mono

http://boycottnovell.com

"THE more things change, the more they stay the same," claims one of our readers, who prefers to remain anonymous. "Got .Nessus in your country's infrastructure?" is the question he asks when suggesting that Microsoft is trying to poison the GNU/Linux operating system so as to gain more control over it because Free software takes over at the expense of Microsoft.

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Created by komrad 5 years 6 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 6 weeks ago
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Advocates say open-source software is better

http://technology.canoe.ca

Advocates for open-source software are urging governments to embrace the concept, which they argue will save money, offer more flexibility and create better computer programs by encouraging collaboration.

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Created by leo 5 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 8 weeks ago
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Have An Interest in Government Adoption of Open Standards?

http://www.groklaw.net

I've been contacted by a government agency that is seeking input on the question of what definition of openness it should adopt for that state. Obviously, it's in part about ODF/OOXML.

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Created by mick 5 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 24 weeks ago
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Governments: Starting to Vote For Ubuntu Linux?

http://www.workswithu.com

Governments continue to march toward open source. The Dutch government last year committed to use open standards, the French government has deployed Kubuntu desktops to over 1,000 members of parliament and staff, and a few days ago the United Kingdom government announced an Open Source action plan.

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Created by vjknair 5 years 26 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 26 weeks ago
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The End of Forgetting

http://instantcappuccino.blogspot.com

"...Free access to information may sound like a plus when its free mp3s we're debating, but not such a plus when it's unrestricted government access to your phone lines. Eben Moglen is the first person in the free software movement I've heard admit and take ownership for the link between the two, and for this he gets major points..."

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Created by can.axis 5 years 31 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 31 weeks ago
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Governments Should Support the Free Software Movement

http://www.itworld.com

«...On this subject, I had an interesting email conversation with Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation, who differentiated for me the difference between "open source" and "free software," ...» -- Free Software, Free Society: Why Barack Obama should support the Free Software Movement

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