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DHS project aims to bring open-source software to state and local agencies

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gcn.com: The Homeland Security Department is funding a program that will help federal, state and local agencies better understand their options for using open-source software.

OpenSource World Offering Free Admission

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pcworld.com: Organizers of the upcoming OpenSource World conference, previously known as LinuxWorld, broadened the event program and are offering free admission, hoping to attract more attendees in a time of slashed travel budgets and increased competition from similar shows.

EC software law could divide open source

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zdnet.com: The world of open-source development could be divided if the European Commission succeeds in passing a law extending consumer protection rules to software, according to experts.

Open source, digital textbooks coming to California schools

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arstechnica.com: The cash-strapped Golden State has decided that, starting next school year, schools will be able to use open source, digital textbooks for a number of math and science subjects.

Seven Mistakes Being Made in FOSS Branding

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earthweb.com: Traditionally, any mention of marketing has the average member of the free and open source software (FOSS) community reaching for the garlic and crucifixes. Yet, despite the baying of mobs with pitch forks and torches in the background, the topic of how FOSS presents itself to the world at large has started to be raised in blogs.

OSS popularity spurs training demand

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zdnetasia.com: The shift among local organizations toward open source software (OSS) is driving more IT professionals to undergo additional training to equip themselves with the right skills.

FOSS can work in the Free Market

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doctormo.wordpress: This is in response to LeafStorm’s excelent post about the market economics of software and FOSS caleed FOSS and the Free Market.

Code Talks

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stefanoforenza.com: Some days ago I stumbled Why Free Software has poor usability. Disagreeing on about everything written in there, I decided to pull out a long reply to each one of the points made.

Proprietary games, Free software

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apebox.org: For many years, the games industry has made use of Free Software to help make their products better. A peek at a manual’s copyright acknowledgements (or exploring a game’s installed folders) can yield a number of interesting values.

Open Source Adoption in Italian Public Administrations: Some Real Cases

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robertogaloppini.net: The greatest Italian event of and about Public Administration - asked me to chair the only open source conference taking place in the event.

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