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Hackers -are- saving the Planet at eth0:2010 Summer this August !

http://www.eth-0.nl

"Hackers -are- saving the Planet at eth0:2010 Summer this August ! Eth0:2010 Summer will be held from the 10th until the 13th of August in Wieringerwerf, NL..." —— via DegenereScience ——

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Netherlands: Police forces to use open source software 'where possible'

http://www.metamorphosis.org.mk

The Dutch police force will move to open source wherever that is possible, but not exclusively, a spokesperson said this week, correcting a statement published by Linux distributor Red Hat a week ago.

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Dell conquers Europe with its Ubuntu netbooks, enters the Netherlands

http://vinnl.newsvine.com

With their new Latitude 2100 laptops, Dell is finally allowing Dutch consumers to pick Ubuntu as pre-installed operating system for their netbooks.

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Camping and Hacking at HAR2009

http://blogs.sun.com

"...HAR (Hacking At Random) is an international technology and security conference, with a strong free software, freedom of information political leaning [...] The issues addressed by these talks are not just technical, they have political implications for how we live [...] But HAR2009 was not just about talks. It was also about meeting people, talking, exchanging ideas.

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Reports from ODF Plugfest, the Netherlands

http://boycottnovell.com

Dutch meeting promotes the use of the only interoperable document standard

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EuroTeX 2009 & 3rd ConTeXt Meeting

http://www.ntg.nl

"In 2009, the EuroTeX and ConTeXt meetings will both be held together at the same time and place in the Netherlands, on August 31 through September 4, and the conference will focus on educational uses of TeX..." -- see also AUCTeX - Sophisticated document creation

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Dutch plans for Free Technology Education

http://freeknowledge.eu

"Last Friday, 24th of April, the foundations for vendor independent ICT education in the Netherlands were laid down.

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The Netherlands Patent Office changes to open source software

http://en.octrooicentrum.nl

The Netherlands Patent Office is the first government authority to implement the ‘Nederland Open in Connection' action plan and to switch a large number of its ICT systems to what is known as open source software.

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The Free Knowledge Institute (FKI) was officially launched yesterday!

http://www.freeknowledge.eu

"The Free Knowledge Institute (FKI) is a non-profit organisation that fosters the free exchange of knowledge in all areas of society. Inspired by the Free Software movement, the FKI promotes freedom of use, modification, copying and distribution of knowledge in four different but highly related fields: education, technology, culture and science."

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Dutch governmental plan for Open Standards: Netherlands Open in Connection

http://freeknowledge.eu

the Dutch government has recently attracted Microsoft's anger by launching an actionplan to adopt open standards, and concretely OpenDocument Format by April 2008 in the national government. Open Standards will become mandatory and Free Software will be preferred. As the Minister of State, Frank Heemskerk, argued, this plan is not to exclude any company, but to stimulate information exchange, vendor independence and choice for various software products that implement open standards. he Ministry of Economical Affairs has published an English version of the plan on its site today.

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Dutch Government Plans to Promote Use of Open-Source Software

http://biz.yahoo.com

The Dutch government has set a soft deadline of April 2008 for its agencies to start using open-source software -- freely distributed programs that anyone can modify -- the Netherlands Economic Affairs Ministry said Thursday.

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South Africa, Netherlands and Korea striding toward ODF

http://www.computerworld.com.au

As Microsoft's Office Open XML document format remains in ISO limbo, a trio of countries are pushing forward an adoption of the alternative Open Document Format (ODF) instead, according to an ODF advocacy group.

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Socialist Party Netherlands wants to abolish Windows monopoly

http://mckooiker.byethost5.com

Arda Gerkens, member of the Socialist Party in the Dutch government, wants people to be able to choose their operating system. Now people barely have that freedom and if you want to remove Windows, you can do so, but you loose the money you paid for Windows.

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Dutch Consumers’ Counsel advises against Vista

http://mckooiker.byethost5.com

After more than 5000 complains of costumers about Vista in a month of time, the Dutch Consumers’ Counsel decided to talk with Microsoft. The goal of the negotiations was to give consumers the possibility to downgrade from Vista to XP if consumers had serious complaints about Vista.

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Building a market for FLOSS: The OSOSS project in the Netherlands

http://ec.europa.eu

Urging public administrations to use Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) and open standards is one thing. Getting them to really take the jump is quite another. In the Netherlands, the OSOSS programme is helping ministries and municipalities to make their IT strategies more open.

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