UN partners with MSU-Gensan for dev't of 1st Foss center

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| A United Nations (UN)-funded organization promoting the use of the free and
| open source software (Foss) has forged a partnership with the Mindanao State
| University (MSU) for the development of Southeast Asia's first OpenHUB or
| accessible FOSS resource center.
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http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/gen...ss.center.html
http://tinyurl.com/2r3d26


Related:

Talking FOSS at the UN

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| Weesner says that despite the fact that speakers like Stallman and Cooper
| were well-received last year, "This year [the delegates] expressed a wish to
| hear more from real-world users instead of the technologists and advocates.
| This year's agenda does not include open source software developers, apart
| from Chris DiBona, who will be representing the Google case." Other
| unconfirmed guest speakers include Virgin America, SchoolNet Namibia, and
| Banco do Brasil. * * *
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http://www.linux.com/feature/119609


UN body releases desktop Linux guide

,----[ Summary ]
| A UN-funded organisation has produced a Linux desktop
| user guide to encourage the take-up of Linux in
| developing countries
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http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/lin...9164367,00.htm


UN Technical Agency Honors Mozilla

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| This is an enormous honor. It is a very significant recognition
| of the work of the Mozilla project. I want to thank the ITU for
| selecting Mozilla and congratulate the Mozilla community for
| making such an impact in people's online lives.
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http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/mitch...onors_moz.html


UN body releases desktop Linux guide

,----[ Summary ]
| A UN-funded organisation has produced a Linux desktop
| user guide to encourage the take-up of Linux in
| developing countries
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http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/lin...9164367,00.htm


Editor's Corner (on Open Source in Healthcare)

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| Suggesting that a private healthcare provider switch from
| proprietary software to open source-based applications is one
| thing. But when an official affiliated with as august a body as
| the United Nations suggests that all member countries adopt open
| source for their healthcare applications, that's a much bigger deal.
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http://www.fiercehealthit.com/story/...ner/2006-10-09