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UK Government Service Design Manual encourages use of FOSS

https://www.gov.uk

The UK Government Service Design Manual says to "Use open source software in preference to proprietary or closed source alternatives, in particular for operating systems, networking software, Web servers, databases and programming languages." The policy is in place to move forward.

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Finally: UK Open Standards are Royalty-free, not FRAND

http://blogs.computerworlduk.com

In a huge win for open standards, free and open source software and the public, the long-awaited UK government definition of open standards has come down firmly on the side of royalty-free, not FRAND. The UK government list seven principles as defining an open standard.

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Will teaching children basic programming skills have a political impact?

https://blogs.fsfe.org

Schools should foster curiosity and the spirit enquiry in an environment that encourages students to learn. A classroom running proprietary software cannot provide this.

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US Can Extradite UK Student For Copyright Infringement

http://www.techdirt.com

UK student to be extradited to the lawless madhouse of Soviet America for doing what is perfectly legal in Britain. How safe is anyone from the profit-crazed moguls of Hollywood?

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UK finally moves on Open Standards

http://blogs.fsfe.org

When it comes to Free Software and Open Standards, the UK has long lagged way behind other countries. There were a few policies that sounded good on paper, but that’s exactly where they stayed. This may be finally changing. The UK Cabinet Office has issued a "procurement policy notice" (.pdf) that is, well, surprising. In a good way.

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UK Minister Backs 'Two-Speed' Internet

http://news.slashdot.org

Culture minister Ed Vaizey has backed a "two-speed" internet, letting service providers charge content makers and customers for "fast lane" access. In other words, welcome to the slow lane!

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UK Adopts Open Government License for everything: Why it’s good and what it means

http://eaves.ca

In almost every aspect the license, the UK government will manage its “intellectual property” by setting the default to be open and free.

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UK ISPs To Pay 25% of Copyright Enforcement Costs

http://yro.slashdot.org

"The UK's Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has released a report (PDF) related to the new Digital Economy Act." Sounds exactly like the good old MAFIAA racket.

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Mark Ballard Shows Why British Government Must Move to ODF as Doorway to Software Freedom

http://techrights.org

Calls from within the United Kingdom to facilitate a promised migration to Free software, via international standards such as ODF

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The UK Switches to Drupal and Releases Source Code

http://www.acrossad.org

In the United States, the White House has led the march towards open source and free software by switching the http://www.whitehouse.gov/ website to the Drupal content management system. The government of the United Kingdom has decided to follow their lead.

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UK Government Gets More Serious About GNU/Linux Migration

http://techrights.org

Microsoft gradually loses control of the British public sector

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UK Gov. to switch entirely to FOSS software?

http://www.h-online.com

In an effort to cut costs, British Prime Minister David Cameron has called on state officials to submit proposals on how to save the government money. The newly published list includes migrating entirely from Microsoft products to Linux and other open source software

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ISO is Irrelevant and British Government Pushed to Support ODF

http://techrights.org

New reminder of how Microsoft corrupted international standards and a call for action in the United Kingdom

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Defending against laws which threaten user freedom

http://www.fsf.org

As the mission of the Free Software Foundation is to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all free software users, they also have to defend against ill-conceived and misguided laws.

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WD12 on ACTA: It's the Final Countdown!

http://www.laquadrature.net

Anyone can give a call to the non-signatories and urge them to sign before Thursday 13h00. Thursday will be the last day for signing WD12.

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