We were cautious but pretty negative about the prospect of the Microsoft Government Leaders Forum being held in the Scottish Parliament when it first emerged in the media; here is The Scotsman being underwhelmed by the event itself.
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Continuing the Latin American country’s longtime commitment to open source, Venezuela will today begin registration for free courses on OSS and IT fundamentals.
A program to train over 400 thousand people in open source software - as part of Mission Science - will start on Monday, June 12 in Venezuela. This training program will be […]
*update* - the post originally linked to the wrong article on The Guardian’s site; it’s since been corrected. Apologies.
The Guardian today reports on the results of a series of case studies conducted by the Open Source Academy on the deployment of open source software in the local government sector . Although grandly claiming that “the […]
As the Ubuntu community gears up for next month’s release of Dapper Drake, founder Mark Shuttleworth’s for-profit open source company, Canonical Ltd., is preparing up to offer commercial support for the distro. The company already offers certification and Desktop Linux questions whether they have what it takes to position Ubuntu as a serious player in […]
The Free Standards Group, a consortia of Linux distributors, announced an agreement that could see a standard set of components included in desktop distributions, and thereby help Linux to take on the homogeneity of Windows.
“One of the big things that’s difficult is consistency, and that’s Window’s biggest strength,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director of the […]
Australian educators don’t trust open source software, considering it unstable, lacking support and costly, but over 80% of further and higher ed establishments plan on using it.
South African local government, on the other hand, apparently does and, after putting in an unexpected appearance EuroOSCON, is planning on deploying knowledge gleaned from the conference in bringing […]
Read about it at CiviBlog
Anyone thinking of emigrating should read this at Canada.com – Linux experts are so scarce that recruiters for Liquid Computing resorted to dressing up as penguins and parading up and down the streets of Kanata in an attempt to find 20 more staff.
Meanwhile, Red Hat has teamed up with the Aussie Computer Society to offer […]
Both Novell and Red Hat have recently announced that they are to expand their Linux education and certification programs.
From ZDNet on Red Hat’s announcement:
The Linux firm is fighting the claim that there are few open source training programmes.
Open source company Red Hat is to extend its skills training programme into academic institutions in Europe, the […]
A few things you might be interested in.
Ovum thinks Red Hat are in for “good times”
NewsForge tells us about “the UK’s premier Linux event”
Linux IT talks up its LPI certification programme