Ubuntu Finland delivered Ubuntu to Finnish parliament representatives

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| Ubuntu Finland has sent Ubuntu CDs and information about Ubuntu, Linux and
| free (as in freedom) software to each parliament representative of Finland in
| the beginning of September.



Ministry of Justice of Finland chooses OpenOffice

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| Ministry of Justice of Finland has made the decision to adopt the Open
| Source OpenOffice.org suite as its office software from beginning of 2007.
| Ministry of Justice and its branch of administration will also adopt
| OpenDocument Format standard as the file format for its documents.


The French Parliament switches to Ubuntu

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| The French Parliament looks to be the next big Ubuntu switcher according to
| reports. Recently the Parliament produced an official government report
| that recommended the use of free software over proprietary software. The
| switch to free software is expected to provide a substantial savings to the
| tax-payers according to the government study.


Linux reaches the Italian Parliament

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| As reported by the Italian newspaper Repubblica on July 10th, 2007, a plan
| suggested by the left deputies Pietro Folena and Franco Grillini to migrate
| all the computers of the Parliament from Windows to Linux was approved by the
| Chamber. *
| The migration will affect about 3500 boxes of the Chamber, both desktops and
| servers, and each Deputy/Party may also ask to migrate his/its (private)
| computers to the Free System. *