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Malta's directive to boost uptake of open source

http://www.osor.eu

Malta's public administration wants its institutions to increase their use of open source software. In a directive published early last week, the government says it also wants to share more of its own applications by publishing them using the European Union's open source licence.

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Aquaria Goes Open Source with GPL

http://lgn.linux-hardcore.com

Aquaria has gone open source under the GPL! Now all four of the games that pledged to open in the Humble Indie Bundle are officially open source — the others are Lugaru, Gish, and Penumbra Overture. I am especially excited about the modding possibilities for Aquaria because of its excellent level editing tools. Here’s a video showing an early version of the editor:

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A Quick Look at KDE SC 4.5 Beta 1

http://everydaylht.com

The latest in the 4.x series of the KDE Software Compilation is due to be released in early August 2010. With the first beta of this release recently unleashed, I thought I'd download the openSuse packages and see what 4.5's got in store for us.

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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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Renaming Photos with digiKam

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Giving your photos meaningful names makes it significantly easier to keep tabs on them. Of course, renaming each and every photo by hand is not particularly practical, especially if you take dozens or even hundreds of photos each day. This is when digiKam’s Rename feature can come in rather handy.

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Nokia to open Qt even more by opening up governance

http://labs.trolltech.com

Since the beginning, Qt C++ development framework has been a product that has collaborated with and embraced its developer community as much as possible. Nokia believes the time has come to take this model forward again and to empower the community even more by changing the way Qt is governed – by moving to an even more open governance model.

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Open source could be Africa's technological solution

http://www.networkworld.com

That major computing companies are unlikely to want to invest heavily in Africa is not lost on the continent's brain trust.Sure, there could be some investment in major cities, but for the most part, the continent's on its own. The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa is fine with that.

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What's new in GNU Compiler Collection 4.5

https://lwn.net

GCC 4.5 promises faster programs using the new link-time optimization (LTO) option, easier implementation of compiler extensions thanks to the controversial plugin infrastructure, stricter standards-conformance for floating-point computations, and better debugging information when compiling with optimizations.

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FLOSS for Medium sized business : challenges and opportunities

http://openceo.blogspot.com

I summarize in this blog post the questions, challenges and objections that were mentioned during a conference about open source/FLOSS that I gave to about 20 IT directors of Small Businesses (100-500 employees).

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Red Hat exec: Oracle's not an open source company

http://www.networkworld.com

It's been said that Oracle is now the industry's most powerful open source vendor, but don't tell that to Red Hat executives, who say Oracle doesn't even qualify as an open source company.

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KTorrent 4.0 released with Magnet links and µTP protocol support

http://ktorrent.org

KTorrent 4.0 is finally released. This release add some rather interesting features like magnet support and the uTP protocol (bittorrent over UDP). Next to these big ones many smaller ones were also added: UDP tracker scraping was added, usability of the queue manager widget has been improved, you can now add multiple trackers at the same time...

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Sneak preview for coming KDE SC 4.5

http://linuxcrunch.com

KDE SC 4.5 is in feature freeze right now. Therefore, I decided to share some of early screenshots with you. In general there are no major changes. It is all about polishing and fixing bugs. There is a lot of under-hood changes in libraries which as enduser we cannot see. KDE SC will be released in August 2010. Now I will let you enjoy the screenshots.

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Fedora 13 (Goddard) Officialy Released

http://fedoraproject.org

Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that brings the latest in free and open source software to your desktop, laptop and server, and gives you access to thousands of different open source applications. Fedora 13 (Goddard) is filled with improvements that make Linux better than ever for all types of users.

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Google Open Sources VP8 Video Codec, Packs It Into WebM Video Format - Already Available On YouTube

http://www.webupd8.org

As you probably know, a Google I/O conference was held today and a lot of blogs said they will announce big things. And big it was: Google officially announced the release of an open source, royalty-free video format called WebM which will be using the VP8 codec Google aquired from On2 as well as Vorbis audio.

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Microsoft is Committed to Open Source

http://www.itnewstoday.com

If you know anything about Microsoft’s war against Open Source, you can imagine the irony when I seen the below image in the body of the email.

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