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[News] Free Software Activities in India, Linux Training in Russia

  • Subject: [News] Free Software Activities in India, Linux Training in Russia
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2007 00:34:22 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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FOSS India Awards: Indian Tech Brilliance!

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| Some of the projects submitted to the FOSS India Awards panel reflect just 
| that. 
| [...]
| Launched with an initial kitty of Rs 5 lakhs, the FOSS India Awards aims to 
| recognise India's top 20 FOSS projects. The LINUX For You team is working 
| with FOSII (Forum for Open Source Initiatives in India) on this venture.  


I2IT, Pune organises a six day workshop on Linux training programme

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| The Linux Kernel programme is suitable for individuals who need to quickly 
| grasp the concept Linux Kernel internals, Kernel module development, Linux 
| device divers, Kernel debugging techniques and methods to integrate the Linux 
| Kernel with non-x86 hardware.   


Linux in the land of free speech suppression...

Garry Kasparov jailed over rally

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| Other Russia brings together a broad coalition of mainstream politicians, 
| leftists and nationalists, all of whom are opposed to the Kremlin. 



Mandriva Linux selected as "Product of the Year 2007" at the Russian Softool

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| Mandriva has been selected as 'Product of the Year 2007' in the Linux 
| category at the Softool exhibition in Moscow. The 'Product of the Year 2007' 
| competition was held by the department of information technologies and 
| computing systems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Federal Agency of 
| Information Technologies, the publishing house SK Press, and IT-expo.    
| [...]
| Mandriva Linux will also soon be certified by the Federal Service of Export 
| and Technical Control, allowing public sector agencies and organizations 
| dealing with confidential information to use Mandriva Linux.  



Russian Linux (ALTLinux) to be installed in every school in Russia

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| Russian OS is to be installed on every school computer in Russia by 2009. 
| Furthermore, every pupil will get the opportunity to operate the applied 
| software produced in Russia, Leonid Reiman, acting Minister of Communication 
| stated at a press conference. According to Mr. Reiman, that might 
| significantly reduce Russian dependence on foreign software.    


Linux being launched at schools

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| Besides the operating system the package is to comprise some freely 
| distributed programs, close to MS Office by their functionality, which are to 
| be used on computers with the following characteristics: 233 MHz and 128MB 
| DDR.   


Russian public agencies choose Mandriva

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| Mandriva development is carried out jointly by Mandriva's offices in Russia, 
| France and Brazil. The Mandriva Linux OS is thus considered a national OS for 
| Russia. The decision of FSTEC of the Russian Federation (RF) implied that 
| Russian public agencies will be authorised to use the Mandriva Linux OS on 
| PCs running confidential information.    


Russian Government Will Migrate to OpenSource

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| Russia decided to follow after EU countries, where opensource
| solutions are more spread then in Russia. Currently, some Russian
| companies can offer their own Desktop Linux OS (the major companies
| are ASPLinux, ALTLinux, Linux-Online and LinuxCenter).


Russian schools abandon Windows after piracy scare 

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| Microsoft says that the incident has nothing to do with them, but it 
| appears that Russian schools in the area are so scared about being shipped 
| off to a Siberian Gulag, that they are buying Linux gear instead.
| [..]
| According to Karpushin, schools would start using freely distributed
| software like the Linux OS, Russky office and Open office desktop apps,
| Ekho Moskvi reports.


Linux Education in America: Inspiration from Russia?

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| The reason that the Russian announcement is funny boils down to the 
| perception over the years that Russia equates to totalitarianism, whilst here 
| in America we're all about Freedom and innovation. Yet our educational 
| system -- the very underpinnings of how we're growing out future 
| technological talent, is based upon the inversion of what one would expect 
| given the respective reputations of both countries.     


Russia is latest country to move towards OpenDocument format and open standards  

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| The stated rationale for this legislation is that “open standards will 
| contribute to an increased number of bidders for government contracts and 
| will increase opportunities for Russian software developers... [and] the 
| problem of interoperability will be addressed as will the ability to access 
| information into the future.”    


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