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Linz: nyílt közösségi régió

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Az Open-Commons-Region Linz kezdeményezés célja, hogy a település minden eddiginél jobban támogassa lakói internetes adatokhoz jutását és online információ-felhasználását. A város Ausztriában elsőként már 2005-ben létrehozta a 118 csatlakozási pontból álló, ingyenes internetezést biztosító vezeték nélküli hálózatát, majd tavaly szeptemberben minden 14 év feletti helyi lakosnak biztosítottak egy internetes tárhelyet, amelyhez személyes e-mail fiók is tartozik.

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July 30th, 2010 at 10:20 am

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Russia to Go Linux in Government Services

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image The Russian Federation is moving to a Linux based platform choice for most government office uses. The government is hoping to launch the first version of a “national operating system” for its computers as early as next year, a senior Communications and Press Ministry official said Thursday.

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July 28th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

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UK Gov to switch entirely to FOSS ?

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British Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party David Cameron has called on civil servants to make suggestions on how the government can save money. The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has published a list of ideas to "help get more for less" in order to "tackle the deficit" as part of the Spending Review. The 8th item on the newly published list suggests that the whole of government, including the NHS and the Education services, migrate from Microsoft products, such as Windows and Office, to Linux and other open source software, specifically mentioning the OpenOffice.org office suite.

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July 21st, 2010 at 9:01 pm

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GUADEC: Open Source in Spain

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logo_cabecera GUADEC 2010 sits down with GNOME Open Desktop Day panelist José Félix Ontañón to talk about the Andalusian Government-back Guadalinfo project.

Sometimes the locals need to take things into their own hands. In this case, they built their own Linux distribution. Before 2003, in a proprietary society, towns in the Spanish region of Andalusia with less than 10,000 people were unable to connect to the internet. ISPs did not consider the areas to be profitable and software vendors weren’t interested in localization. With a population of 8 million people, the government of Andalusia made a bold move to catapult their region head-long into the information age by embracing open-source software.

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July 21st, 2010 at 8:58 pm

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Declaration of Open Government in Australia

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australia-govt-canberra The central recommendation of the Government 2.0 Taskforce’s report was that the Australian Government makes a declaration of open government. As the Minister responsible for that Taskforce, I am proud to make that Declaration today on behalf of the Australian Government.

 

 

 

 

 

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July 19th, 2010 at 10:28 am

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Felavatták a világ első Szabad szoftver utcáját

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Utcát neveztek el a szabad szoftverekről a spanyolországi Berga városában. A Szabad szoftver utcát – melynek neve katalánul és angolul is olvasható az utcatáblán – a hétvégén a város polgármestere és a konferencia-előadóként ott tartózkodó Richard Stallman, a nemzetközi hírű szabad szoftveres aktivista, a GNU projekt elindítója, a Free Software Foundation alapítója és elnöke avatta fel. A világon alighanem ez az első olyan utca, amely ezt a nevet viseli.

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July 7th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

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ODFA: a kormány vizsgálja felül az informatikai struktúrát

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A Magyarországi Nyílt Dokumentumformátum Szövetség (ODFA Magyarország) azt javasolja, hogy a kormány vizsgálja felül a közigazgatás és a közoktatás területén a jelenlegi informatikai struktúrát és hozzon döntést a nyílt megoldásokra való áttérésről, mert a jelenlegi beszerzési gyakorlat lehetővé teszi, sőt elősegíti a visszaélést.

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July 1st, 2010 at 9:53 pm

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