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Red Hat hires exec to sell to governments
Thursday, January 09 2003 @ 10:51 AM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,631
General News "Red Hat will announce today the hire of a new executive to help the Linux company sell its wares to local, state, national and foreign governments.

Tom Rabon, most recently the global vice president of public affairs for Lucent Technologies, a former lobbyist for AT&T and three-term state legislator from Brunswick County, on Monday became Red Hat's senior vice president for corporate affairs."

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Indian govt move on to let in Linux
Saturday, December 28 2002 @ 10:41 PM CST
Contributed by: memecast
Views:: 5,084

NEW DELHI: The government of India has started taking precise, wide-reaching steps to usher in a Linux wave in India.

And that cannot be good news for proprietary software vendors like Microsoft. Yesterday, the IT ministry had a meeting of around 70 people, from companies like HP, IBM, Sun and TCS, government agencies like BARC and CDAC, state governments like Kerala, West Bengal and MP to evolve a level playing field for Linux vis-a-vis proprietary software (read Microsoft).

Top 25 Newsmakers
Tuesday, December 24 2002 @ 10:42 AM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,722
Events Posted by Russell McOrmond to the mailing list:

"In their December 13, 2002 issue, Computer Dealer News did a Top 25 Newsmakers of 2002. Number 8 of the smaller top 10 will be very familiar to us: Evan Leibovitch

Evan Leibovitch, President and chairman of the Linux Professional Institute

12/17/2002 1:55:52 PM - Linux became more accepted as a corporate computing platform in 2002 and as a result more people started to get involved in developing Linux-based solutions. Getting these Linux professionals certified in the new IT Wild West was a big challenge for LPI president."

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Canada Job Search Career Work Wanted
Friday, December 20 2002 @ 11:16 AM CST
Contributed by: eLGie
Views:: 8,007
General News I have developed what I would like to see become an accepted form of job searching for Canadians. Enter Canada Job Search Career Work Wanted and the rest of the canonicals. One hundred different community based sites.

Using the same interface that this site does it is possible for job seekers and employers alike to submit news about what their ideal job or job applicant is. These articles are in turn indexed by the search engines. You may also upload your resume if you prefer.

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Largo loves Linux more than ever
Monday, December 09 2002 @ 04:26 PM CST
Contributed by: bekwin
Views:: 3,204
Related News The city of Largo, Florida has been using Linux in all its offices for nearly two years now and has it's IT budget down to 1.3% of gross revenues as opposed to 3-4% which is more typical of a city its size using proprietary software. There are now plans to employ a Linux based network in all it's police cruisers.

For the original story on Largo see:

For a recent update see:

Update to GoC "Open Source Business Opportunities" Study
Thursday, December 05 2002 @ 03:58 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 5,373
General News Joseph Potvin posted the following update:

"Colleagues, We are delighted by the high degree of interest shown in the RfP initiative for the Government of Canada's "Open Source Business Opportunities" Study.

The degree of interest demonstrated in this initiative warrants a more structured bidding process, and the sponsoring organizations Industry Canada, Treasury Board Secretariat, and Public Works & Government Services Canada) have decided to move the process onto the MERX solicitation system:
Solicitation Number IC 400216
Reference Number 72364

We have also extended the submission deadline to 19 December 2002. It was originally 10 December."

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Don't open source, don't tell
Tuesday, December 03 2002 @ 10:51 AM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,773
Justice "You might as well call it an election campaign.

It's going to get dirty, this tit-for-tat exchange between those lobbying for increased use of open source in government and a coalition that calls itself the Initiative for Software Choice (ISC). The latest salvo came this week, when the ISC filed a document with the U.S. Defense Department that rebuts an earlier report from defense contractor MITRE. While MITRE endorsed open source technologies like Linux as a viable alternative to Microsoft applications, the ISC (which includes Microsoft as a key member), recommends that the Pentagon should not "openly promote the use" of such software."

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RfP for a GoC "Open Source Business Opportunities" Study
Wednesday, November 27 2002 @ 04:57 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 3,089
General News Posted by Joseph Potvin to the mailing lists:
"Colleagues, I'm pleased to share with you information about an RfP for a joint IC-PWGSC-TBS Research Study: "Open Source Business Opportunities for Canada's Information and Communications Technology Sector (ICT) - A Collaborative Fact Finding Study" (RfP IC 400216).
This was sent out on 20 November 2002 to a list of likely firms. (It's a smaller budget than the typical lower end for MERX.) Proposals are not limited to those firms, and furthermore, small firms could collaborate on proposals with others firms. Anyone wishing full information about this RfP and/or an update about the list of bidders should contact:

Michel Florent
Contracts Officer
(613) 954-2716"

MP opens windows to Linux
Monday, November 18 2002 @ 11:14 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,775
Related News BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh has shut the door on Bill Gates. The state government schemes will use Linux software. Chief minister Digvijay Singh personally conveyed this to Microsoft boss Bill Gates during an interaction last week in New Delhi.

"For us it is not a question of Microsoft versus Linux. It is just a matter of choosing between a free software and a monopoly. We feel that when we are putting public information out in the open, then it should not be through a proprietary software," Mr Singh told ET.

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Linux in Spanish town
Sunday, November 03 2002 @ 03:25 PM CST
Contributed by: FrankCox
Views:: 2,703
Linux Here is an article in the Washington Post that describes how the Extremadura district in Spain is converting all government offices, homes and businesses to use the Linux operating system.

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