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NXS Dissects Special 301 Report: Using FOSS Targets You as a Criminal

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NXS has provided the relevant excerpts from the IIPA's Special 301 Report and it's clear: if a country opts to use free software, the BSA wants them labeled criminals.

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Brazil launches new version of their electronic government portal

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Brazil has launched a new version of their e-government portal, using Plone and the Zope Application Server. NXS has translated the press release announcing the new website.

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Update on SourceForge's Ban on "Illegal Countries"

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SourceForge has now changed their policy regarding their ban on users from "sanctioned countries."

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San Francisco Adopts Free Software Policy!

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After years of activism by local free software advocates, San Francisco, in particular, and California have both adopted policies requiring all government software purchases to include an evaluation of free software!

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LibrePlanet 2009 Conference Begins in Cambridge

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This is the first year that the Free Software Foundation’s Board Meeting and Associate Member meeting has been significantly opened and now anyone from the public can attend and participate. The conference is called LibrePlanet 2009 and is now getting underway on March 21 and March 22.

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Insight into Venezuela’s Commitment to Open Standards

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We have reported extensively about the Venezuelan government’s support of open formats in the area of information technology. But it was only recently that the National Center of IT (CNTI) made it mandatory for the public sector to use open formats (ODT, ODS, ODP, ODG).

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Open source software in Brazil: too many projects to keep up with!

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The Brazilian free software movement is in such high gear that it is almost impossible to keep up on all the new developments and projects that are happening throughout the country. Brazil is larger in size than the continental United States and has a population of almost 200 million people.

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Digital Ombudsman, a Brazilian government free software project

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In Brazil, the adoption of free software in the public sector continues its unparalleled expansion. In the state of Paraná, the IT institution that maintains all of the state’s computer systems (CELEPAR), has developed a free software Ombudsman: OUV.

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Open World Forum releases the 2020 FLOSS Roadmap

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The Brazilian government’s experience with FLOSS was chosen as one of the best real-world cases for the adoption of free software in the public sector. The case was presented by Professor Christiana Freitas, from the University of Brasília (UNB), and Corinto Meffe, coordinator of Brazil’s Portal do Software Público.

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CONSEGI 2008 made free software history

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In retrospect, CONSEGI 2008 was a historical event. There were representatives from all over the Americas (including 2 from the US!) -- more Latin American national free software movements were born there as mature ones led. NXS has pulled together a number of links about CONSEGI 2008.

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