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MandrakeSoft to provide Linux server software to all levels of French government
Thursday, June 20 2002 @ 03:45 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,572
Related News Paris, France; June 20th, 2002 - As the result of an Open Bid process initiated by the French "Union des Groupements d'Achats Publics" (UGAP), MandrakeSoft has been awarded a contract to equip Linux server software to French government agencies and ministries. MandrakeSoft is a world leader in Linux and Free Software solutions.

Linux Bill Introduced in Finland
Monday, June 17 2002 @ 10:03 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,245
Related News A group of Finnish MPs have signed a bill requiring national and local agencies to migrate their IT systems to the Linux operating system.

The MPs cited Linux's security and reliability over that of other operating systems, according to a press release issued today. According to Finland's Ministry of Finance, the move to Linux will also result in economic benefits, with substantial savings to that nation.

Stable Release of Loads of Linux Links (LoLL)--version 1.0.0
Sunday, June 16 2002 @ 11:20 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,198
General News What: 3000+ subject-classified and searchable Linux links for all levels of Linux users

How: The Loads of Linux Links (LoLL) project data (a GPLed bookmark file and configuration files) are processed with bk2site ( to form SourceForge and VLUG versions of the Loads of Linux Links website

Kamloops case study
Friday, June 14 2002 @ 05:16 PM CST
Contributed by: Anonymous
Views:: 2,793
Education School District #73 in Kamloops, BC is planning a large scale rollout to LTSP based workstations, and has put their plan for the next three years for how they will do it online here.

MITRE Report - A Business Case Study of Open Source Software
Tuesday, June 11 2002 @ 10:01 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,392
General News The MITRE Corporation has published a report examining the business case for Open Source Software. The link leads to an abstract of the report and a link to the 88 page report (PDF format).

CLC Convention Update
Tuesday, June 11 2002 @ 03:21 PM CST
Contributed by: michael
Views:: 3,349
Related News Its day two and more vouluteers have turned out to give us a hand, Li brought down his power box, and has been demonstrating 3D and video applications, Jonathan has been whipping around command line style bopping in and out of various servers, demonstrating remote access.

Bill is getting comfortable talking to people and advocating away.

More and more people are asking questions and more delagates are coming by to talk about GNU/Linux and Open Source.

Advocacy Effort at Canadian Labour Congress Convention
Monday, June 10 2002 @ 03:06 PM CST
Contributed by: michael
Views:: 3,529
Related News Praise be to TUX, while Vanlug officially had no time to support this effort. Individual members have provided equipment, and the booth is in place.

Total thanks to Jonathan and Christian from Vancouver for the 2.30 AM !!!! equipment run. Now thats dedication to the cause. Approximatly 3,000 have been through the doors today and seeds are being planted.

The two major comment areas are lack of even basic computing skills and the usual FUD stuff (nobody supports it, blah blah etc blah)

Ironic when Vanluggers tell me 80% of their members are either un or under employed.

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U.S. allies pushing Open Source
Friday, June 07 2002 @ 09:18 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,174
Related News It was one thing when small, undeveloped countries began to promote Linux use. However, this week the governments of several key allies of the United States have begun to promote Linux and even place it at the heart of their most sensitive applications. The motives driving these governmental announcements are complex, to say the least, but they represent an accelerating trend by government institutions to embrace an Open Source alternative. Will the United States join its allies?

Read the full thing at Newsforge

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Most Recent Post: 06/07 11:37PM by michael

Canopener Advocate could use some help at Canadian Labour Congress Convention in Vancouver
Thursday, June 06 2002 @ 05:28 PM CST
Contributed by: michael
Views:: 7,171
Related News Canopener's Michael Francis will have a booth at the Canadian Labour Congress Convention in Vancouver June 10th-14th at the Vancouver Convention Center. Michael and others have been attempting to advocate GNU/Linux, FSM and OSS to the Trade Union Movement for some time now.

While the booth will be for the launch of the W.R.E.N.S project an inniative to link all the labour councils and community non-profit groups which want to collaborate in the Western Region. (read GNU/Linux FSM OSS beachhead!!!)

I will post more details on the W.R.E.N.S. at a later date after its official launch.

There will be approx 3,000-4,000 delagates from the trade union movement in attendance a perfect opportunity to get our message across to elected delagates and union officials from a wide range of Industries and Sectors.

Linux in education: Open Source provides a better solution for schools
Monday, May 20 2002 @ 02:34 AM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,566
Education Linux has been making inroads into K-12 education for years, but Microsoft's move to require an audit of 300 school districts nationwide has brought Open Source into the educational limelight. As schools analyze alternatives to hefty licensing fees, LUGs and Linux-in-education organizations are pointing out that Open Source solutions are better suited to the educational environment, and are only a fraction of the cost.

"We're seeing the stand alone desktop PC as a colossal failure in schools." says Paul Nelson, Technology Director for the Riverdale School District in Portland, Oregon. "After several years of installing PCs in classrooms, it is evident that schools do not have the staffing to support them and keep them running. Often infected with viruses and subjected to student abuse, these systems can quickly turn into a useless but expensive pile of junk in the back of the classroom." A traditional desktop PC environment often costs more than $1,000 per system -- and that's a price that Nelson and others say is too high.

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