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French National Police Dump Windows for Linux

http://www.infopackets.com

By gradually migrating to a complete open source desktop and web applications, Gendarmerie Nationale, the French national police force with 105,000 employees, has saved millions of euros. The move cuts Microsoft out of the equation, helping the French national police force slash its IT costs by 70 percent.

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An attempt at forbidding «hacker tools» in Switzerland

http://blogs.fsfe.org

"The Federal Department of Justice and Police recently proposed to introduce legislation illegalizing so-called «hacker tools» in Switzerland as well [...] The current proposal can thus be considered as totally inappropriate, and will need a complete makeover.

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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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Big brother database

http://www.pcpro.co.uk

RMS: « The UK dropped its plan to set up a centralized big brother database to track all communications. Instead it will use a decentralized big brother database.

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ES: Free Software community protests national plan for school PCs

http://www.osor.eu

"The Spanish free software association Hispalinux is protesting plans by the Spanish government to massively introduce Microsoft's operating systems and applications on school computers..."

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Spanish Government to Hand Schools Over to Microsoft?

http://www.linux-magazine.com

"Apr 30, 2009. It's not the first time Microsoft has tried to wrestle away market share from free software using shady tactics. Suddenly, Microsoft seems to have discovered that education is strategic for their enterprise and they are pouring resources into cornering the market... at least in areas where GNU/Linux has the lead..."

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EP candidate: Free software essential for public administrations

http://www.osor.eu

"...Sarnez, a member of the European Parliament since 1999, is currently campaigning to be re-elected to the European Parliament. She has recently pledged her support for free software, after being approached by the Free Software advocacy associations April in France and the Associazione per il software libero in Italy.

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Meet Obama’s Pick for Technology Advisory Panel

http://boycottnovell.com

HERE is what Craig Mundie, whom Obama has just appointed, thinks about Free/open source software...

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Senator: open source software needed for medical records

http://arstechnica.com

Senator John D. Rockefeller has proposed a new law which would establish federal grants to develop open source software and to create universal open standards for electronic medical records.

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Ecuador's Free Software President Wins in Landslide Victory

http://news.northxsouth.com

"The elections have come shortly after FLISOL 2009 free software install fests were held throughout Ecuador, where the showing of free software’s philosophy of freedom, community and co-operation may have greatly swayed election results..."

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Free Government

http://pinstack.blogspot.com

For so long i have been waiting for something like this to be put together, and finally FreeGovernment.org has arrived!

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FBI, CIPAV, and the Windows Back Doors Revisited

http://boycottnovell.com

How (and why) the American secret services rely on Windows

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How Open a Platform does "Open Government" Need?

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

Any old standards hand forced to choose the single most disputed issue in standard setting over the past decade would likely respond with a deceivingly simple question: "What does it mean to be an 'open standard?'" A similar debate rages in the open source community between those that believe that some licenses (e.g., the BSD, MIT and Apache licenses) are "open enough," while others would respond

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Red Hat CEO praises Obama openness, calls for ODF adoption

http://arstechnica.com

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst has issued a statement praising President Obama for bringing a culture of inclusion and transparency to the United States government. Whitehurst also takes the opportunity to encourage broader open source adoption.

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Shocker: Aussies to build own open-access fiber backbone

http://arstechnica.com

The Australian government has ditched its plan to fund a privately built fiber-to-the-node broadband network. Instead, it will directly build an open-access, 100Mbps+, fiber-to-the-home network that will reach 90 percent of Australian homes within eight years.

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