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Postby faruqkhan » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:53 pm

Obama open sources custom White House code
DrupalCon The Obama White House has contributed code back to the Drupal community, six months after it made headlines by adopting the open source CMS.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/04/21 ... rces_code/


Jon 'maddog' Hall's Picks for Today's Six Best OSS Projects
http://www.linux.com/news/software/appl ... -projects-


SETI Releases Its Collected Data to the Public, Wants Open-Source Search for Whatever's Out There
http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2 ... -out-there
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Postby faruqkhan » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:34 pm

Cenatic: 'Using open source is key for e-government'
http://www.osor.eu/news/cenatic-using-o ... government

EU: open standards and interoperable systems for e-government
http://www.osor.eu/news/eu-open-standar ... government

How the UK government can follow Obama's open source revolution
http://www.computing.co.uk/computing/an ... butes-open

Using version control to manage Intellectual Property
http://osswatch.jiscinvolve.org/2010/04 ... -property/
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Postby faruqkhan » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:45 pm

Free/Open Source Software Global Maturity Matrix (FOSS GloMM)
http://jamesdixon.wordpress.com/2010/04 ... oss-glomm/


Distribution Release: NexentaStor 3.0.2
NexentaStor 3.0.2, an enterprise-class unified storage solution built upon the foundation of the open-source Nexenta Core Platform and OpenSolaris, including the ZFS file system:
http://www.nexentastor.org/
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Postby faruqkhan » Sat May 08, 2010 8:53 pm

Open source is NASA's next frontier
http://fcw.com/articles/2010/05/06/kemp ... ource.aspx

Philippines 2010 Elections and Ubuntu
http://blog.knightlust.com/?p=237
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Postby faruqkhan » Fri May 14, 2010 12:27 am

Firefighters Save Money Switiching to Ubuntu
http://www.firefighterhourly.com/firefi ... buntu.html


Kuwait Ministry of Electricity & Water Migrates to Red Hat Enterprise Linux

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/kuwait ... 2010-05-12
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Postby faruqkhan » Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:51 pm

CIA Software Developer Goes Open Source, Instead
For three years, Matthew Burton has been trying to get a simple, useful software tool into the hands of analysts at the Central Intelligence Agency. For three years, haggling over the code’s intellectual property rights has kept the software from going anywhere near Langley. So now, Burton’s releasing it — free to the public, and under an open source license.

Read More http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/08 ... z3Vq3TMqmp
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Postby faruqkhan » Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:55 pm

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Postby faruqkhan » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:56 pm

The United Kingdom Switches to Drupal and Releases Source Code
http://www.acrossad.org/node/30
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Postby faruqkhan » Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:35 pm

Tallin city and college fund poll and referenda application
Diara, an open source application allowing public administrations to us the Internet to organise polls, referendums, petitions, public inquiries and allowing to record electronic votes using electronic ID cards, is developed with support from the city of Tallin and the College of Technology in Estonia.
http://www.osor.eu/news/ee-tallin-city- ... pplication


UK: 'Government use of ODF would help break vendor lock-in'
http://www.osor.eu/news/uk-government-u ... or-lock-in

Burning Man is the proving point for earth friendly, open source Linux-based cell tower
t is a solar/wind powered, Linux/VoIP based cell phone network, that works with any GSM phone and costs pennies on the dollar to install and operate. And it's being tested right now at Burning Man.
http://www.networkworld.com/community/b ... x-cellular
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Postby faruqkhan » Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:58 pm

This is Why You Do It: Open Source Software Saves Charity
http://ostatic.com/blog/this-is-why-you ... es-charity

RapidFTR Helps Reunite Children and Parents After Large-Scale Emergencieshttp://ostatic.com/blog/rapi ... mergencies
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Postby faruqkhan » Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:41 pm

Airbus Joins Open Source Think Tank Paris
http://lawandlifesiliconvalley.com/blog/?p=533
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Postby faruqkhan » Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:27 pm

The government doesn't look good naked.
http://opensource.com/government/10/9/g ... good-naked
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Postby faruqkhan » Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:05 pm

EU publishes open source tools to preserve digital holdings
http://www.osor.eu/news/eu-publishes-op ... l-holdings
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Postby faruqkhan » Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:16 pm

Uncle Sam meets open source with open arms
http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/66439
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Postby faruqkhan » Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:24 pm

Cuba’s Own Operating System Nova OS
http://maoistrebelnews.wordpress.com/20 ... m-nova-os/

Modernizing FCC.gov from the Ground Up
http://reboot.fcc.gov/blog?entryId=784078

The deputy CIO has promoted the cause of using open source in Government IT, but he needs more proof of cost savings before he gets the thumbs up from the Treasury.
http://www.itpro.co.uk/627115/governmen ... ness-cases
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