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Open Source is good for America - US military advised
Tuesday, October 29 2002 @ 09:06 AM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,797
Related News From The Register:

"A report commissioned by the US military concludes that open source and free software should play a greater part in the infrastructure of the world's remaining superpower.

Mitre Corporation's 152-page study addresses the extent of software libre, or FOSS-licensed software use - FOSS being "Free and Open Source Software", an acronym uncomfortably evocative to this author of dental hygiene - in various branches of the military.

It's all over the place already, conclude the authors, and there should be more of it. "

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Public Administration Can Save Billions using Open Source
Monday, October 21 2002 @ 07:24 AM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 3,141
Related News On Thursday, October 10, 2002, the Danish Board of Technology released a report about the economic potential of using Open Source software in the public administration; a report that showed a potential savings of 3.7 billion Danish Kroners (500 million EUR) over four years.

The main suggestion of the report is to use an open exchange format for text document within a public administration so the competition can be enhanced and the price of the software lowered.

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Regina Open Source Expo 2002
Saturday, October 19 2002 @ 11:53 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 6,998
Events Just thought I'd posted the story on ROSE 2002, in case anyone has any comments, questions or tips....

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A piece of the action
Saturday, October 12 2002 @ 06:07 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,274
General News Governments the world over spend billions on Microsoft products and other proprietary software. Open source advocates contend their wares are cheaper and better. On one side of the tug of war is Bill Gates and other entrepreneurial heavyweights who say their software is secure and well-supported On the other side are grassroots techies who contend that open source software (such as Linux) is more adaptable, innovative and convenient.

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Open IT: Govt to Rewrite Source Code in Linux
Wednesday, October 09 2002 @ 11:30 AM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,960
Related News NEW DELHI: If the Chinese have IT, get it. The Indian government seems to be taking a leaf out of China's operating system, and is planning a countrywide drive to promote the open source operating system, Linux, as the 'platform of choice' instead of 'proprietary' solutions.

For proprietory, read Microsoft, which controls over 90% of the desktop software market.

Free Software in Government
Monday, October 07 2002 @ 07:38 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 5,147
Events Russell McOrmand recently gave a presentation on his views and current involvement in the Free Software advocacy scene in Canada. His slideshow, covering Eric Raymond and Richard Stallman, Geeks in Government, Copyright, Software Choice and more can be found at

Univ.Waterloo reconsiders deal with Microsoft
Sunday, September 15 2002 @ 03:03 PM CST
Contributed by: Anonymous
Views:: 2,628
Education WATERLOO -- The University of Waterloo made a mistake when it announced curriculum changes using a new Microsoft language before they were approved by various committees, said UW president David Johnston.

Company out to save organizations millions of dollars in IT spendings
Sunday, September 08 2002 @ 03:36 PM CST
Contributed by: Anonymous
Views:: 6,104


COQUITLAM, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, September 8, 2002 - Businesses and governments currently spend millions of dollars on proprietary computer software. There is now a complete alternative that is absolutely free, in the form of Open Source software. Digital Infinity Systems Inc. is positioned to help implement this exceptional new cost-cutting alternative, by providing the IT services that organizations will require and depend on.

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Linux group hatches plans for the public sector
Friday, September 06 2002 @ 07:45 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,758
General News After giving Linux the cold shoulder for years, there are signs from the federal government that it might be slowly flocking to the free operating system and open source software.

In fact, an Ottawa open source advocate says a small pro-Linux organization is already operating.

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Venezuela eliminates govt. software piracy
Tuesday, September 03 2002 @ 01:37 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 3,019
Related News "Apparently, from now on all software purchased by or developed for the government must be licensed under the GPL. Even software used for Internet access to e-government must run GPL'd apps on a GPL'd operating system. Reasons for the switch include a desire to promote the local development community rather than enriching those in bondage to foreign software behemoths, and of course assisting in the good work of stamping out unlicensed software from government bureaux."

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