Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Nations Present Open Source Argument to World Bank

Filed under
OSS

Senior government officials from 13 countries were among a group of open-source advocates behind a report presented to the World Bank last Friday calling on nations to accelerate economic growth by using products based on what are called open-technology standards.

The group defines open standards as technologies that are openly published and which are not owned by any company. The benefit of open standards is that they allow information to be easily shared by different software programs, reducing user dependency on a single provider and making information more accessible to a wider group of people.

The group's report -- described as a blueprint for creating national policies for open-technology standards -- poses a threat to proprietary software makers who are already facing stiff competition from the OSM in the public sector of many developing countries and, significantly, was delivered one day ahead of the second annual Software Freedom Day (SFD).

Full Article.

More in Tux Machines

Tails 1.1.1 is out

The next Tails release is scheduled for October 14. Have a look to our roadmap to see where we are heading to. Read more

Healthdirect Australia sees value in open source for security solution

Commonwealth and state/territory government funded public company, Healthdirect Australia, has used open source software to build an identity and access management (IAM) solution. The IAM solution allows users to have one identity across all of its websites and applications. For example, users can sign in using their Facebook, LinkedIn or Gmail account. Read more

Ubuntu Installer Bug Can Delete Your Hard Drive and All Other OSes

The Ubuntu installation procedure is governed by a piece of software called Ubiquity and it's one of the most intuitive and easy-to-use installers on the Linux platform. Unfortunately, users have been confronting with a bug that could wipe their entire hard-driver without any kind of announcement. Read more

You have your Windows in my Linux

Although there are those who think the systemd debate has been decided in favor of systemd, the exceedingly loud protests on message boards, forums, and the posts I wrote over the past two weeks would indicate otherwise. I've seen many declarations of victory for systemd, now that Red Hat has forced it into the enterprise with the release of RHEL 7. I don't think it's that easy. Read more