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[News] [News] Linux Adopted in Israeli Education, Swiss Library

  • Subject: [News] [News] Linux Adopted in Israeli Education, Swiss Library
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2007 09:46:14 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Open Source in Israeli Schools

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| One of the comments mentioned that the Eagle Israel company is running Linux 
| projects in 8 schools in Petach-Tikwa. 


Linux at the Library?

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| It is friendly and it is free and it is being used at the Geneva Public 
| Library. Come and visit and see what all the fuss is about. I bet you will 
| like it.  


Switzerland had some Microsoft OOXML corruption corrected recently (apparently
they tossed the vote after irregularities).

Related (Linux in Switzerland and Microsoft corruption):

Switzerland moving to open document

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| M. Francois Marthaler, mayor elect for the Swiss Canton of Vaud (a canton
| is an administrative district, in Vaud's case covering ~700,000 people)... 
| told the conference that Vaud are planning a move to open source and open
| standards, including OD Format. Further on we learnt that they have all
| the right motives, understand the benefits and the risks and have clearly
| planned this move carefully. The delegates also learnt that this
| commitment to open source/open standards in public administration 
| was spreading throughout Switzerland.


FSFE, SIUG File Official Objections to Switzerland's Vote on MS-OOXML

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| It all reminds me of when I was a kid, and we'd sometimes settle things in 
| the playground with a coin toss. There was occasionally a smart aleck who'd 
| yell out as the coin was thrown up into the air, "Heads I win, Tails you 
| lose." This ISO process seems like that, in that people are voting against 
| MS-OOXML in numbers and raising serious questions, but somehow they get 
| ignored or bypassed.     


Swiss Cheese [for OOXML]

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| The present spin doctors of Microsoft and ECMA managed to convince Mr. 
| Thomann to reject every serious technical and general concern we had 
| regarding OOMXL by pointing to compatibility reasons. At the end we had a 
| majority against Microsoft but which (giving the unfair rules) results in a 
| Swiss vote for Microsoft. Mr. Thomann was fretting and fuming at the end of 
| the meeting how it can be that successful international companies (we had 
| representatives from IBM, Google, ...) vote against the best interest of 
| their customers and theirself!       
| Yes, this is how the democratic system at SNV / ISO works. After the meeting 
| I could not eat as much as I wanted to puke... 


Swisscom decision points the way to the Red Hat ecosystem sale

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| You just won't get this from Oracle, IBM, HP, or anyone else. You also won't 
| get an end-to-end open-source offering, providing the customer with a 
| pay-for-value model and reduced lock-in, that is supereasy to administer. 
| Swisscom says, "The acquisition of JBoss by Red Hat was a stroke of luck for 
| us. This way we profit from the same outstanding price-performance ratio at 
| the middleware layer as well as on the operating system level."     


Debian GNU/kFreeBSD amd64 development machine

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| The Debian GNU/kFreeBSD porters are pleased to announce that there is now a 
| Debian GNU/kFreeBSD amd64 machine available to the Debian developers. It is 
| kindly hosted by "ETH Zürich, Department of Physics". We would like to thank 
| them for their contribution to the GNU/kFreeBSD development.   


Optaros Assembles Open Source Web 2.0 App for Swisscom

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| The solution was implemented in an aggressive time frame leveraging a
| large range of internet based services and open source components.


Micronas Creates Industry-First With Support of Open-Source TV for PCs

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| Today, Linux offers field-proven performance, reliability, andf
| lexibility that -- combined with its cost effectiveness --
| makes it attractive to many OEMs and system integrators.
| Micronas partners and open-source promoters the Metzler
| Brothers have pioneered digital television support for Linux. 


ImCoSys Presents a Linux Smartphone with Integrated GPS

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| The Swiss company ImCoSys presents its smartphone at CeBIT 2007
| with a special module designed to be used by the government's
| inspection department, with an integrated SiRF III GPS chip
| with an internal antenna.


paldo 1.9 released

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| paldo 1.9 has been released with many bug fixes and updates.
| Enhancements to point out:
|     * OpenOffice 2.1
|     * X.org 7.2
|     * Linux
|     * glibc 2.5


Software innovator first to deliver enterprise services for leading open
source content repository

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| "pache Jackrabbit is an attractive option for companies who want to
| move away from expensive, proprietary legacy repositories and are
| looking for a cost efficient, standards-based alternative,"said
| David Nüscheler, CTO of Day Software and SpecLead of the JSR170
| expert group.


Linux robots swarm onto lab floor

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| The Khepera III, which runs Linux on an optional ARM-powered
| add-in card, adds floor-roving capabilities, the better to
| support experiments in swarm behavior, K-Team says. 


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