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

http://aptgetinstallanarchism.wordpress.com

«'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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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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Takes only 5 min to support free software in Latin America!

http://news.northxsouth.com

Three free softwares developed in Latin America are between the finalists of the SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards. They are Elastix from Ecuador, Medical from Argentina and Process Maker from Bolivia. We already published about Elastix here at our blog and we will be publishing more information about Medical and Process Maker.

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In 2010 Asia and Latin America will be leading the use of free software... Africa lags behind

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"Researchers from Seville -María Dolores Gallego, Salvador Bueno (of Pablo de Olavide University) and Paula Luna (University of Seville)- carried out a report, published in the magazine Technological Forecasting & Social Change, stating that the use of free software in South America and Asia will be around 70% in 2010, with a special relevance in the education sector..."

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How is it going free software on latinamerica?

http://pbarrera.livejournal.com

"I made this blog with the purpose of communicate the advance of Free software movement in latinamerica, facts, community related issues and all this possible to be useful for all free software community worldwide. latinamerica is an strong "free software nation" , cause here in this lands, we thought the continent as one nation, united by similar lives and traditions.

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Ambivalence about free software in Latin America

http://news.northxsouth.com

"Just returning from the LibrePlanet 2009 conference, I had the opportunity to talk to some of the most hardcore software freedom advocates and see their reactions to the single largest regional implementation of free software in the real world anywhere on earth, in Latin America..."

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Interview with Anahuac from KyaPanel

http://news.northxsouth.com

KyaPanel is a panel to provide easy management in Gnu/Linux servers. Developed to increase the network administration, it supports mail management, samba management and many other features. The software was adopted by the federal and state government of Brazil and major companies from Latin America.
Read the interview conducted by North by South with Anahuac.

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A look at free software in Ecuador

http://news.northxsouth.com

Marco Fioretti recently published an article (A look at free software in Ecuador) about his experiences at the Congress on Free Software and Democratization of Knowledge hosted in Quito, Ecuador. Rafael Bonifaz, a friend of North by South, is cited in the article talking about Elastix, a GNU/Linux distribution mostly developed in Ecuador.

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Take Back the Tech Campaign in Central America

http://news.northxsouth.com

Today more than ever, it is important for women and girls to use technologies to improve their lives, especially in Central America.. In spite of this, there are amazing women from all the region, who write primarily about technology and who try to make a difference in the lives of women.

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Protecting sovereignty with free software is a good idea and the duty of governments, says Stallman

http://news.northxsouth.com

When journalists and FOSS advocates explain why governments and corporations in the developing world are rapidly migrating to free software, a lot of focus is put on cost savings from licensing and removing the potential for liability from piracy within their organizations.

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Expresso Livre: an example of community/government free software collaboration in Latin America

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The adoption of free software by governments, especially in Brazil, is starting to show us the trajectory of a migration that is not only about changing from one software to another or just saving money, but a wide-reaching cultural shift.

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Software libre conquista América Latina!

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If you can read Spanish, the Madrid-based newspaper Público has come out with a nice article which surveys the Latin American open source movement: Linux conquista América Latina.

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Open Sustainability Network Event in San Francisco, this weekend

http://news.northxsouth.com

North by South will be participating in the Open Sustainability Network camp in San Francisco this weekend. OSNCamp is “a BarCamp style conference about free content and knowledge sharing in sustainability, international development, appropriate technology and solutions to poverty.”

It will be happening this weekend, October 18-19, at San Francisco State University.

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Venezuela adopts ODF as a national standard

http://news.northxsouth.com

"Speaking at the Second ODF Workshop in Pretoria, South Africa, yesterday, Carlos Gonzalez of the National Center of Information Technologies, announced that the Venezuelan government had formally adopted ODF as a standard for the ‘processing, exchange and storage of documents’.” Venezuela joins a number of other countries who have adopted this open standard, along with Brazil, Uruguay, Sout

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SERPRO chooses Debian GNU/Linux

http://news.northxsouth.com

Brazilian state IT company SERPRO (US$ 1 billion annual revenue) has selected Debian GNU/Linux as their preferred distribution for its thousands of GNU/Linux development and production servers. The announcement occurred during Debian Day in Porto Alegre.

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