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FSFLA's petition for Canaima GNU/Linux to be Free

http://www.fsfla.org

The Venezuelan Presidential Decree 3390, specifically in articles 2 and 7, explains and backs up the reasons why the Venezuelan state should develop a Free Software distribution. Canaima GNU/Linux is this distribution, so it ought to be a Free distribution, without parts that threaten its users' freedoms.

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Venezuela to Provide Children with 50,000 Mini Laptops

http://www.venezuelanalysis.com

This week the Venezuelan Education Ministry began its program, dubbed Project Canaima, to provide primary schools with mini laptops, and incorporate the technology into the education system.

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Venezuelan government’s Canaima GNU/Linux 2.0.1 stable is released

http://news.northxsouth.com

Canaima is a Venezuelan GNU/Linux distribution, promoted and developed with significant government support, and designed to be packaged with applications for administering federal government agencies!

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Canaima GNU/Linux 2.0.1: Venezuelans should reject Adobe's proprietary Flash format.

http://distrowatch.com

"Canaima GNU/Linux is a Debian-based desktop distribution created mainly for use in Venezuela's government departments ..."

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Insight into Venezuela’s Commitment to Open Standards

http://news.northxsouth.com

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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Report from the free software movement in Kerala

http://blog.p2pfoundation.net

"Three days ago, I spend a much too short time at a Free Software, Free Society conference in Kerala, which was quite an enthusiastic gathering. Equally present was Stefan Merten of Project Oekonux, who has published a report in Keimform, which I’m partially reproducing below. (see also added comments by co-organizer V. Sasi Kumar) ..."

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Q&A: Richard Stallman, founder of the GNU Project and the Free Software Foundation

http://www.vnunet.com

"In an exclusive interview with vnunet.com, Stallman discusses his views on free versus proprietary and open source software, social networking sites and privacy issues..."

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ODF Keeps Winning; No Wonder Microsoft Went Corrupt Against It

http://boycottnovell.com

ODF win in Venezuela's government and other encouraging news

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Microsoft corrupts the ISO

http://it.slashdot.org

RMS: « Microsoft consummated its corruption of the International Standards Organization, which dismissed an appeal by several countries against the approval of OOXML.

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A Reminder: ISO's Code of Ethics and What Happens Next

http://www.groklaw.net

Now that there have been at least three official appeals filed against OOXML, by South Africa, Brazil and India, as well as a letter of protest from a participant entity at the BRM over the way matters were handled in Denmark, I thought this might be an excellent time to take a moment and remind ISO of its published Code of Ethics [PDF].

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Venezuela Appeals ISO Decision on OOXML (Denmark Reportedly Also)

http://boycottnovell.com

Venezuela has appealed the decision and one source says that Denmark appealed as well.

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Venezuela and the Hackers’ Revolution

http://www.dailyradical.org

"The Third International Forum on Free Knowledge was recently held in Maracaibo, Venezuela, bringing together many people interested in the development of free software worldwide. One reason Venezuela chose to host this event is that, in January 2006, their new free software law came into effect, which mandates that all government agencies migrate to free software over a two-year period.

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Venezuela launches sale of Bolivarian Computers powered by GNU/Linux

http://www.venezuelanalysis.com

The Venezuelan government of President Hugo Chavez announced the launch of their "Bolivarian Computers" last week, consisting of four different models produced in Venezuela with Chinese technology. The new computers will run the open-source Linux operating system.

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