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TBA goes online
Sunday, March 10 2002 @ 05:01 PM CST
Contributed by: pasnak
Views:: 3,343
Startup TBA goes online. You'll probably want to go to the mailing lists, as that is the only thing that is currently active.

Open Source Software for e-Government
Thursday, March 07 2002 @ 10:51 PM CST
Contributed by: pasnak
Views:: 2,305
Related News The Cyberspace Policy Institute of The George Washington University is presenting several demonstration of mature Open Source programs in use at the Census Bureau. The demonstrations will be held in Arlington, Virginia on March 19, 2002.

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Florida School Deploys KDE/GNU/Linux On Thin Clients
Monday, March 04 2002 @ 11:35 PM CST
Contributed by: pasnak
Views:: 2,205
Related News St. Mary's Catholic School in Rockledge, Florida has demonstrated the obvious: that KDE/GNU/Linux (KGL) is great for kids and schools. Working with volunteers from the Melbourne Linux Users Group (that's Melbourne, Florida), I.D.E.A.L. Technology (press release)
and IXC Telecom, the school deployed the
K12 Linux Terminal Server Project (press release), a thin client enterprise solution. The school's KGL network consists of one beefy server (dual 1-GHz Intel), which services 36 workstations (16 of which are dual-boot). Apparently the school has opted for KDE as the desktop, and can use rdesktop, a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client, to access MS Windows-based applications from an MS Windows terminal server. The school's report notes that "the cost per workstation was $50.00 using donated Pentium class computers". Time to talk to the local school board about saving some tax bucks!

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Tux Takes its Seat in Germany's Federal Parliamentary
Friday, March 01 2002 @ 07:23 AM CST
Contributed by: pasnak
Views:: 2,142
Related News According to Heise Online, the committee that is responsible for setting IT standards for Germany's Bundestag (Parliament) has decided to recommend the use of open-source software as part of its IT infrastructure. "Hence from the year 2003 onwards the solution implemented for the 150 servers will largely be one based on Linux, whereas that for the 5000 working computers will initially feature Windows XP."

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Open Software & Open Standards in South Africa
Wednesday, February 06 2002 @ 06:50 AM CST
Contributed by: pasnak
Views:: 2,274
Related News Lowering software costs by violating proprietary license conditions is not an option. Happily, there are often legal alternatives to proprietary software: non-proprietary open software attracting no license fees at all. Furthermore, open software may be freely probed, customised and modified. This is the cheapest way of generating software suited to the country?s needs. It is also an ideal jumpstart for entering the software development arena.

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Tony Stanco's Speaks on Open Source/Free Software to World Bank
Friday, January 18 2002 @ 03:42 PM CST
Contributed by: michael
Views:: 3,956
Speeches Tony Stanco the founder of the FreeDevelopers Network and a Senior Policy Analyst at The George Washinton University's
Cyberspace Policy Institue presented a speach on Open Source
and Free Software development to the World Bank"s Infodev
Annual Meeting on Dec 6th, 2001 in Washington D.C.
According to Tony"s research there are now approximately 300,000 Open Source/Free Software Developers in over 70
countries working on 30,000 active software development projects.
Tony"s speech can be found Here

How To Run A Microsoft-Free Shop
Thursday, January 10 2002 @ 11:47 PM CST
Contributed by: pasnak
Views:: 2,177
Related News Linux is that power. It is less expensive to acquire. It takes up less hard disk space and requires less memory to run. There is elegance in the open-source code license: You can have the source code for free, allowing you to upgrade or patch systems as you like. The only rule is that when you develop something new out of the source code, you must share that code with everyone else. Many developers believe this open-source model makes Linux inherently more secure than a proprietary operating system.

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The Schoolforge project launches
Wednesday, January 09 2002 @ 07:54 AM CST
Contributed by: pasnak
Views:: 2,329
Related News The Schoolforge project has announced its existence. Schoolforge is the result of a coalition of education-oriented groups which are working to encourage the use of free software (and more) in the educational system. The Schoolforge site already has a comprehensive collection of free resources available.

Plug gets "official" Support for Manitoba Linux Petition
Friday, December 14 2001 @ 12:19 AM CST
Contributed by: michael
Views:: 2,805
Related News Canopener raises its lid to the folks at the
Prairie Linux User Group, especially to Sydney
Weidman for leading the charge.
It appears that PLUG
put together and circulated a petition to
have GNU/Linux and Open Source alternatives brought into the Manitoba School system
The response from the Manitoba Minster of Education can be found here

Predictions, Epiphanies, Revelations and Revolutions
Thursday, December 13 2001 @ 09:56 PM CST
Contributed by: michael
Views:: 2,616
Related News Atta Boy Nicholas,
check out this prediction regarding why
eventually Open Source/GNU/Linux will eventually overcome all odds and become the server OS of choice for enterprise computing
The editorial can be found here.

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