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Links 1 through 10 of 47 by Patrick Cormier tagged IMBOK+FOSS

Quinn, who left the CIO post last month, was the keynote speaker here at a workshop Friday on the use of the XML-based ODF in government. Quinn had spearheaded the state IT Division's controversial initiative to save government documents using ODF, a stan

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In his report, "On Equal Terms," National Assembly Deputy Bernard Carayon calls for a law making it compulsory for French government departments to use ODF when they create or distribute documents, and suggests that France ask its European partners to do

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The Japanese government wants to go open source, as a way to rely less on a single vendor IT software infrastructure. And plenty of vendors are lining up to help make this happen.

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My main topic of discussion is going to be open source software. After the great success of the Red Hat IPO, Linux has to be on everyone's mind: is this another thing like the Internet that has come out of left field and is about to change the rules for e

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Habraken said that Apple has made a very clever inroad into the enterprise market, via the education space. “Most students own iPods and then they own Macs. Apple has also inserted their products in many middle schools and high schools, and Microsoft mi

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A Linux evangelist, Hall can cite numerous reasons why proprietary software might be inferior to open source alternatives (cost, viral attacks, licensing issues), but his main concern is that today’s computing requires an increasing amount of power and

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Changing perceptions and more vendor support are paving the way for open source in both large and small enterprises. But size does matter, and larger enterprises are likely to turn to open source for different reasons than an SMB.

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This is information central for the development effort of an open source Integrated Library System (ILS), named Evergreen. This software is being developed and maintained by the Georgia Public Library Service for use by the Georgia Library PINES Program,

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The Canadian government has been “painfully slow” to adopt and promote open-access software and research, which facilitate knowledge transfer, an expert in Internet and e-commerce law told an international conference Friday.

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Patrick Cormier has this blog entry about open source software and its use in government. It’s interesting and I wonder if what are currently third-world economies can use this approach to build their own industries and expertise and leapfrog the curren

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