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Schools using GNU/Linux or other Open Source systems for desktop PCs are no longer rare, though in many countries their numbers are very low. Not so in India, Macedonia, the Philippines, Russia and Tu ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 26 February 2008

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Using Open Source software has helped the German air traffic control service provider, Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS) to lower its costs, while maintaining high quality IT services. Alexander Schanz, h ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 21 February 2008

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The process to getting Microsoft's technical specification for electronic documents (OOXML) certified at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is wrong, says Bob Sutor, IBM' ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 21 February 2008

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Proponents of Open Source and open standards want 26 March to be a day to promote free document formats and open standards. "Data lock-in and subsequent vendor lock-in are some of the most sever ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 21 February 2008

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The Associação Ensino Livre (Association for Free Education) was founded earlier this month in Portugal to increase the use of Open Source software in education. "Software constitu ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 21 February 2008

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The administration of the Swiss canton Solothurn is migrating 2000 desktops to Open Source. The switch should be completed at the end of the year, reports Kurt Bader, responsible for IT at the canton ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 19 February 2008

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Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation (FSF), urges governments and public administration to exclusively use Open Source software. Stallman spoke this Monday at a lecture in Berlin ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 19 February 2008

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Italian Open Source developers are dissatisfied with a clarification by the Ministry for Reform and Innovation on how it spent ten million euro last year earmarked for Open Source projects. With a si ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 15 February 2008

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The Serbian Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Society is speeding up the translation of Open Source software into Serbian. The project should lead to an increasing use of this kind of sof ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 14 February 2008

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The Ministry of Finance in the Republic of Macedonia is banking on Open Source software for both its desktops and servers. According to Miroslav Jovanovic, former head of its IT department, the minist ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 14 February 2008

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The Tuscany region in Northern Italy will begin to promote Open Source software in schools, universities and businesses. Both the administration of the Tuscany region and the Pisa province, the Unive ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 12 February 2008

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The BBC is testing the replacement of tape for storing TV footage by inexpensive GNU/Linux servers using disks and USB drives, Computerworld reports. At the Linux.conf.au conference in Australia earl ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 07 February 2008

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In Luxembourg a non profit organisation meant to increase the use of Open Source software is to be created later this month. The as yet unnamed organisation is the initiative of the Free and Open Sou ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 07 February 2008

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The Swiss government should develop policies to promote the use of Open Source and open standards by public administrations, says Walter Donzé, Evangelical People's Party MP. Last December ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 07 February 2008

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The first international conference to focus on educational and training materials for Open Source and open standards will take place in Barcelona, Spain, in July. The conference on July 15 to 17 is o ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 07 February 2008

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Schools in Russia are about to begin using GNU/Linux on the desktop. According to a news item by Cnews.ru, a Russian IT news site, a group of teachers of informatics in the Perm region received the fi ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 05 February 2008

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The first version of the European Union Public Licence (EUPL) is now available in 22 languages. At a conference organised by the European Commission in Brussels last Friday, lawyers and license expert ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 31 January 2008

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Part of French police force, the Gendarmie, will migrate all of its 70.000 desktops from Microsoft to the Open Source GNU/Linux distribution Ubuntu. It is the biggest public administration world-wide ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 31 January 2008

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A gerontology research project by Slovenia's Public Centre for Seniors (Dom Danice Vogrinec) is using Open Source software for collecting and verifying information, for keeping its researchers and ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 31 January 2008

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France should increase the use of Open Source software. That is one many recommendations offered by an economic commission headed by French economist and policy adviser Jacques Attali. "Increase ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 29 January 2008

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