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Puglia region council to approve open source and standards law

http://www.osor.eu

The council of the Italian region of Puglia is about to approve the law proposed last December that will make the use of open source and open standards mandatory for the region's public administrations, according to news reports.

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Bolzano region begins discussion on open source strategy

http://www.osor.eu

The administration of the Bolzano region in Italy will discuss its IT strategy with advocates of free and open source. The director of the IT department has accepted an invitation by the regional Linux user group (Lugbz) and the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE).

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Italian Free Software Conference

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

The fourth Italian Free Software Conference will take place in Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy) on June 11-12th. The main language of the conference is Italian.

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Italian entrepreneur fights proprietary file formats in Public Administrations

http://stop.zona-m.net

As I already explained in another article file formats are extremely important: unless, at least in Public Administrations (PAs), only open file formats are used, serious amounts of public money can go to waste, important public digital documents may become unreadable and private citizens or businesses may be forced to useless expenses if they want to interact with PAs.

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Thousands of Italians May Sue Microsoft for Forcing Them to Buy Windows

http://boycottnovell.com

Italy is the latest nations to be going after Microsoft for its market abuses and removal of choice

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Bologna achieves vendor independence for its office applications

http://www.osor.eu

The administration of the Italian city of Bologna has almost completed its move to OpenOffice. Most of the 3600 PCs now run this open source suite of office applications. The administration is planning to move more applications to open source, aiming to become less dependent on specific IT vendors.

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Ubuntu Hits Italian National Television (again)

http://www.mdke.org

Yesterday a further report was broadcast about the release of Ubuntu 9.10. This time Flavia Weisghizzi was interviewed about the new release, and did a great job: thanks Flavia!

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Survey in Italy: OpenOffice.org Usage in 50% of Companies, GNU/Linux at 63%

http://boycottnovell.com

One survey - however biased it may be - claims and demonstrates that Italy's adoption of Free software is well ahead of the rest of the world

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Mother explains why everybody should know Linux

http://stop.zona-m.net

October 24th, 2009, will be Linux Day in Italy. You may think that such events are only relevant for software geeks, but that's not the case at all.

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Bad News - The Pirate Bay may be banned in Italy

http://www.edri.org

"An appeal won on 24 September 2008 against the decision of the Italian court enforced on 10 August 2008 ordering the seizure of The Pirate Bay (TPB) in Italy, has been reversed by the Italian Court of Cassation..."

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QSource-Highlight - a Qt interface for GNU Source-Highlight

http://tronprog.blogspot.com

"I recently released a new software developed with Qt 4 (this summer I took a chance to use qt and really enjoyed this wonderful framework): QSource-Highlight - a Qt interface for GNU Source-Highlight. You can highlight your code on the fly, and have the highlighted output in all the formats supported by source-highlight (e.g., HTML, LaTeX, Texinfo, etc.).

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GuIT meeting 2009

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"Les than two weeks left - the GuIT meeting 2009 will be held on October 17, 2009 at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, Italy. GuIT (Gruppo Utilizzatori Italiani di TeX) is the Italian TeX User Group, inviting to the 6th annual conference about TeX and LaTeX..."

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Free SoftWare Week 2009

http://www.freesoftwareweek.org

"From 7 to 13 November 2009, the Free Software Week will be held in Bolzano, Italy. This event will consist of various conferences: the Gnome Hackfest, the Sugar Hackfest, the Geospatial free software conference, and the South Tyrol free software conference. The event will take place at the TIS Innovation Park..."

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CULTURAL HERITAGE on line - Empowering users: an active role for user communities

http://www.rinascimento-digitale.it

"Following the success of the previous conference in 2006, we are delighted to announce that the 2nd "CULTURAL HERITAGE on line" conference will be hosted by Teatro della Pergola in Florence in December 2009. This conference aims to explore, analyze, and evaluate the state of the art and future trends in user communities and cultural contents..."

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NinuxDay in Rome from November 27-29, 2009

http://wiki.ninux.org

"The Ninux.org team announced the first “Ninux Day”, a weekend with about and for wireless communities. You will meet software and hardware hackers, geeks, nerds, engineers, artists, the curious and academics.

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