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Vietnamese Government to use Open Source Software

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Agencies of the Vietnamese Government have been directed to use Open Source Software in 2009. It seems that a similar directive was issued some time ago, but the government isn’t happy with the pace of implementation and so has made the ruling firmer. One reason is to combat piracy of Microsoft software:

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May 24th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

A nyílt forráskódú fejlesztőközösség barátjává válna a Microsoft

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A redmondi cég először vett részt az Osztrák Linux Hetek rendezvényen. Ez is azt mutatja, hogy a Microsoft hajlandó változtatni korábbi álláspontján és igyekszik együttműködni a nyílt forráskódú szoftverek fejlesztőivel.

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May 22nd, 2010 at 3:20 pm

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UK report: OPEN GOVERNMENT some next steps

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uk-flag The UK Centre for Technology Policy Research (CTPR) has published a report titled: OPEN GOVERNMENT some next steps for the UK. The 53-page report sets out the importance of open government and how this can be implemented in the UK. The report makes reference to a range of initiatives taken forward under the previous UK Government and administration.

 

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May 22nd, 2010 at 2:25 pm

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Open source is NASA’s next frontier

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NASA_Columbia_Shuttle_-_NASA The challenges to government’s adoption and participation in open-source communities is often thought to be a simple culture clash, but in reality it goes deeper than that, according to NASA’s newly-appointed chief technology officer.

“The issues that we need to tackle are not only cuture, but beyond culture,” said Chris Kemp, formerly chief information officer at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. “And I think we need new policy and support from the administration and Congress to help us tackle" them.

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May 17th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

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Malta: Government starts open source user group

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maltese The government of Malta has started the Government of Malta Open Source End User Group (Moseug) last month. The group is meant to become a major driving force behind open source initiatives in the country.

 

 

 

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May 17th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

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EU: Open standards and interoperable systems for eGovernment

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On 19 April 2010, during an Informal meeting of the EU Member States Ministers responsible for Information Society and the European Commissioner for Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, it was agreed that EU governments should use open standards and interoperable systems to deliver eGovernment services and that the reuse of public sector information should be promoted.

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May 12th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

Intel previews Atom ‘Pineview’ chip, Linux OS

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Intel announced the Moblin v2.0 Beta Tuesday On Tuesday, Intel released information on its next-generation Atom silicon and the next version of its Linux operating system for Netbooks. Noury Al-Khaledy, general manager of Nettop and Netbook Computing at Intel, announced a technology platform called “Pine Trail” that–at the risk of confounding readers with similar product names–uses a new Atom processor dubbed “Pineview.”
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May 12th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

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Norway tests e-voting

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Norway The Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development will carry out e-voting pilots during the local elections in September 2011 with a purpose to establish a secure electronic solution that facilitates democracy. A point presented as key element by Oslo: “the current high level of reliability in the holding of elections, based on the principle of the secret ballot, must be confirmed”.

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May 12th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

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Indian govt to develop own operating system

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The government has set in motion an ambitious plan to develop its own software and end the reliance on foreign operating systems and anti-virus products after growing worries over the spurt in cyber attacks on Indian establishments.

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May 12th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

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Notes from the Politics of Open Source conference

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Small conferences are often the best, especially when there’s a high concentration of really well-educated and personally committed people sharing a room for two days. That’s what I found at the Politics of Open Source conference at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Friday. (I could attend only the second day.)

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May 12th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

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Asztali gépeken is fut majd a MeeGo

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Az Intel és a Nokia idén február óta közösen fejlesztett Linux-alapú operációs rendszere, a MeeGo nemcsak netbookokon, okostelefonokon és szórakoztatóelektronikai készülékeken fut majd, hanem készül belőle nagyobb teljesítményű notebookokon és desktopokon működő változat is – árulta el a múlt héten a PC World-nek a projekt egyik vezetője.

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May 6th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

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North Korea Uses Linux to Advance Computer Technology

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The DMZ which separates North and South Korea also represents the largest, deepest digital divide in the world. To the South, The Republic of Korea has the worlds most advanced and dense digital networks, while North Korea, by comparison, has barely started to build such an infrastructure.
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May 5th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

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Át lehet állni nyílt forráskódra

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A régióban Lengyelország után Magyarország a második EU-tagállam, amely kormányrendeletben teszi kötelezővé a nyílt szabványok alkalmazását a közintézményekben. A közigazgatási intézményekben a nyílt szoftverekre történő átállás legfőbb gátjai mára megszűntek, hangzott el az eredeményeket bemutató pénteki konferencián. Az elmúlt években több hazai intézmény végrehajtotta az átállást, gyakran egyedi, akár saját fejlesztésű programok, kiegészítések alkalmazásával. A váltás előtt álló intézmények ugyanakkor nincsenek tisztában azzal, hogy az átálláshoz milyen általános és speciális alkalmazások állnak rendelkezésükre a különböző feladatok megoldásához.

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May 3rd, 2010 at 11:04 pm

Nyílt forráskódú mobiltelefonos fizetés

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Nyílt forráskódú Android API-val próbálja segíteni az Inside Contactless és az NXP Semiconductors a mobiltelefonos fizetésre is alkalmas Near Field Communication technológia elterjedését.

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May 3rd, 2010 at 11:01 pm

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Italian government to create open source competence center

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The resource center is meant to assist schools, colleges, hospitals, and other adopters of open source technology. The Italian Center of Competence for the Open Source initiative is a joint effort between Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, the Univeristy of Sannio, the University of Insubria and the University of Bolzano.

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May 3rd, 2010 at 10:58 pm

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