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Dutch Parliament to use open source software

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| Okay, it’s a small and very secure step, but Dutch MP’s will start using open
| source software that runs from an encrypted USB drive.
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http://www.ruminationsonthedigitalre...ource-software
http://tinyurl.com/5zkz6y


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173 000 French students and 40 000 teachers to get Firefox on a USB key

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| Jean-Paul Huchon, president of the Région Ile de France (the greater Paris
| local government) has announced yesterday that his administration has started *
| distributing 220 000 USB keys with Free and Open-Source software on it,
| including Firefox. The recipients are mostly students (173 000 of them) and
| teachers (40 000). *
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http://standblog.org/blog/post/2007/...x-on-a-USB-key


French National Assembly switches to Linux

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| One deputy in favour of the move is Bernard Carayon, commissioned by
| the Prime Minister earlier this year to report on how European
| businesses could play a greater role in developing global industrial
| standards, in order to reduce Europe's economic dependance on other
| regions.
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http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=7687


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. *
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| 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. *
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http://3v1n0.tuxfamily.org/blog/linu...oves-to-linux/
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