The launch earlier this week in the Houses of Parliament of the National Open Centre is reported by The Reg (including a photo - spot yours truly!), Public Technology, Linux World, and PC Advisor.
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… for BT (here) and CISCO (here).
was how we headed a recent post. According to this item in Linux-Watch not everyone in the FLOSS world is heeding Benjamin Franklin’s advice.
On a more positive note, this item alerted us that this week is UbuntuOpenWeek.
We’re a couple of days late, but it was Software Freedom Day on Saturday 16th September. South Africa was particularly active in celebrating this auspicious occasion, where they are lucky enough to have a government sufficiently engaged to take note of the date:
“South Africa needs to achieve true transformation that will see all sectors of […]
Simon Phipps - aka SunMink, a blogger for Sun.com - had interesting thoughts on the evolving relationship between the corporate world and the open source community triggered by a trip to a FISL conference in Brazil. Many large organisations such as IBM elected not to show up, and he suggests that the larger, more corporate […]
The inaugral LinuxWorld Australia is being held this week, with speakers including Peter Quinn, former CIO of Massachussets who was harassed out of his job by Microsoft. The Sydney Morning Herald marked the occasion with a summation of the state of open source in the country’s public sector…
Also at the conference were representatives of three […]
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gave an interview to Forbes Magazine last week, an unsurprisingly FUDdy affair. Aspersions were cast on vendors’ willingness to take responsibility for problems with Linux - an accusation refuted here - but it was the vague threat of MS taking legal action against Linux vendors for patent infringement that raised the […]
Vista’s delay has grabbed the headlines in recent days with a tenacity rare for a tech story, Microsoft or not. The news hit just in time to give Novell’s Brainshare conference in Utah an extra shot in the arm and led to some widely reported jibes from senior Veep John Dragoon:
Dragoon found the timing of […]
… will be held in Belfast on Thursday March 16th. The event, aimed at business managers, IT execs and anyone interested, will focus on the economic and competetive benefits of FOSS in the public and private sectors and boasts Bruce Perens and Richard Stallman as keynote speakers. It runs from a civilised 10:00am to 5:30pm […]
Heise.de and ZDNet both have articles on the extraordinary revelation that an Austrian Microsoft representative had references to open source software deleted from a UN document presented to the WSIS on the grounds that free software is anti-commercial.
The original text read…
Increasingly, revenue is generated not by selling content and digital works, as they can be […]
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 […]
Newsforge and ComputerWorld seem to think so, with the only major story involving open source to emerge being that of Nicholas Negroponte / MIT’s lime green low-cost Linux laptop. Richard Stallman had this to say:
“I don’t know why I’m here, frankly, […]Maybe because I was asked to speak.”
“Everything was decided at the first summit in […]
The BBC has a story about some of the organisations on the fringes of the WSIS trumpeting their use of open source software in the developing world. Also in the article are Freedom Toasters - portable machines used to burn and disseminate CDs containing some of the more mature, stable and useful open source apps […]
The much-touted cheap laptop created by Nicholas Negroponte and his team at MIT was unveiled at the UN’s WSIS today. The machine is lime green, has a wind-up crank to power it when no other power source is available, and runs open source software.
No doubt you already know all about it - now so does […]
Sunday’s edition of the BBC’s Click Online programme featured a report on the O’Reilly open source conference in Amsterdam - you can watch the the programme and read the accompanying web article here.
Just what exactly, I wonder, are they trying to imply with the opening paragraphs:
The Dutch are pretty open about the sort of stuff […]
The OSDL has decided that the next front in their campaign is to be the software that powers your mobile phone, and it today launching the Mobile Linux Initiative to promote the development of Linux for the small screen. There’s more at Phone Mag and ZDNets UK and US.
If you fancy go to listen to […]
The UK Linux and Open Source Awards were held last week - the winners can be found here - and the news has now had chance to percolate down into the media. IC Wales congratulates the Swansea-based CGram for scooping the gong for best business award - the website was already behing the company with […]
Wikimania 2005, the First International Wikimedia Conference starts today in Frankfurt and runs until Monday 8th August.
In related news, Canada.com talks to über-wikipedian (he has around half a million edits to his name) Bryan Derksen, the Tucson Citizen has found a great way to kill time, and Business Week has discovered that wikis are just […]
The shindig will be held in Bristol on Saturday August 20th. Apparently there will be music and other frivolity.
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