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ES: Open Source eGovernment study

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| Spain has launched a National Open Source Software Observatory. Its first
| report, just out, is on Open Source use in public administrations.
|
| Some 500 000 workstations and servers in Spanish public administrations use
| Open Source, the report says. Administrations are satisfied with the service
| provided by Open Source suppliers, and cost reductions have been achieved
| through economies of scale and the reuse of code.
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http://www.epractice.eu/document/5112


Recent:

OSOR launch, Open Source World Conference in Malaga, Spain

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| The OSOR website will be launched in Malaga, at the Open Source World
| Conference. Xavier Heymans has been invited to present the PloneGov
| innitiative. PloneGov is a collaborative software ecosystem, where government
| organizations, non-profits and the private sector work together to share the
| cost of enhanced capabilities.
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http://www.zeapartners.org/articles/osor-launch001


Viva España Libre!

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| Most people know that the Estremadura region in Spain is a pacesetter in
| terms of deploying free software, but here's a handy map that shows how it
| and everyone else is doing in that country.
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http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/20...paa-libre.html



ES: Open Source looks to eGovernment

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| The new action plan gives top priority to ensuring that Open Source users
| have equal access to eGovernment. Part of that drive will be a series of
| studies and reports on electronic filing, process improvement, transparency
| and electronic billing. These will be linked to Spain’s Law on Citizens’
| Electronic Access to Public Services.
|
| [...]
|
| Currently, CENATIC is working on Open Source applications for XBRL, a
| language for document exchange between administrations. Its interim
| conclusion is that there are viable Open Source solutions for financial
| document exchange between public administrations, small and medium-sized
| enterprises and the tax and regulatory authorities.
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http://www.epractice.eu/document/488


Open source tour of Europe: Spain

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| The most famous Spanish Linux open source adoption project has to be
| Extremadura, which set out in 2002 to rejuvenate its services and boost IT
| literacy by making free software available to everyone and building a
| regional intranet.
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http://blogs.the451group.com/opensou...-europe-spain/


Biggest ever Spanish open source agreement signed

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| Alfresco Software and Intecna Soluciones have signed a strategic open source
| software agreement with the government of Andalucia.
|
| The project will be the biggest of its kind in Spanish history.
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http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=conWebDoc.19054


Richard Stallman in Madrid: Free as in Freedom

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| Speaking a correct Spanish (although with a bit strange accent), and with a
| good dosis of humour, Richard spoke about “The users and Freedom” at Rafael
| del Pino foundation.
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http://quilombo.wordpress.com/2008/0...-in-freedom-2/


Related:

Akademy-es 2007 in Zaragoza Spain

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| This past weekend, November 16th through the 18th, Zaragoza Spain was the
| home of Akademy-es 2007. The conference began early Saturday morning and
| finished Monday with a Hackathon.
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http://dot.kde.org/1195751102/


Spain: Another Defeat for OOXML

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| [PJ: The following report says that the results are in from Spain, and the
| technical committee voted 4 to 3 against OOXML. That means that in September,
| Spain will vote Abstain, because the rules require a 2/3 majority. More info
| at NoOOXML.org and OpenXML.info. ]
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http://meneame.net/story/espana-no-a...oxml-microsoft
http://www.groklaw.net/newsitems.php


Microsoft is Outmuscling OOXML Opposition in Spain

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| The Andalusian Government has reported recently the manipulation of Microsoft
| in the National Technical Committee 71 of AENOR. On July 10th, just the day
| before the one and only meeting of AENOR to study DIS 29500 and vote on it,
| Microsoft announced officially (via the secretary of the Committee) that that
| Andalusian Government and several other Spanish public entities were asking
| for the approval of ISO DIS 29500 (what finally resulted all a fake!).
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http://boycottnovell.com/2007/07/27/ooxmll-spain/


Now It's Spain and OOXML - More Standards Highjinks?

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| It seems there may have been more games played by Microsoft in the OOXML
| saga, or at the very least some confusion spread, and this time our story
| comes from Spain, where the government of Andalusia has now sent an official
| letter of protest [PDF, Spanish] to the president of the technical committee
| deciding whether or not to accept OOXML as an ISO standard, denouncing what
| it called an attempt by Microsoft to manipulate the process by selectively
| quoting from a letter from the Andalusian government back in January as if it
| were an endorsement of OOXML as an ISO standard today. That January letter,
| Andalusia says, was not intended to indicate that it felt there should be an
| acceptance of OOXML by the technical committee.
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http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?s...70723235113424


Red Hat Gains Momentum in the Spanish Market

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| Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions,
| today announced that the company has experienced strong growth in
| Spain in recent months, with a substantial increase in the number
| of customers that rely on its open source technology.
|
| [...]
|
| Arsys, a leading Internet service provider in Spain with regional
| presence in France and Portugal, announced its migration to Red
| Hat Enterprise Linux as its main platform to develop and offer
| secure Internet services to its 120,000 customers across Europe
| in September this year.
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http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/061206/20061206005177.html?.v=1
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