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[News] Dutch Parliament Receives Free Software for Use

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Dutch Parliament to use open source software

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| Okay, it’s a small and very secure step, but Dutch MP’s will start using open 
| source software that runs from an encrypted USB drive. 
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http://www.ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org/2008/06/04/dutch-parliament-to-use-open-source-software
http://tinyurl.com/5zkz6y


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173 000 French students and 40 000 teachers to get Firefox on a USB key

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| Jean-Paul Huchon, president of the Région Ile de France (the greater Paris 
| local government) has announced yesterday that his administration has started  
| distributing 220 000 USB keys with Free and Open-Source software on it, 
| including Firefox. The recipients are mostly students (173 000 of them) and 
| teachers (40 000).   
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http://standblog.org/blog/post/2007/10/09/175-000-French-students-and-40-000-teachers-to-get-Firefox-on-a-USB-key


French National Assembly switches to Linux

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| One deputy in favour of the move is Bernard Carayon, commissioned by
| the Prime Minister earlier this year to report on how European
| businesses could play a greater role in developing global industrial
| standards, in order to reduce Europe's economic dependance on other
| regions.
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http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=7687


Linux reaches the Italian Parliament

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| As reported by the Italian newspaper Repubblica on July 10th, 2007, a plan 
| suggested by the left deputies Pietro Folena and Franco Grillini to migrate 
| all the computers of the Parliament from Windows to Linux was approved by the 
| Chamber.   
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| The migration will affect about 3500 boxes of the Chamber, both desktops and 
| servers, and each Deputy/Party may also ask to migrate his/its (private) 
| computers to the Free System.  
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http://3v1n0.tuxfamily.org/blog/linux-docs/italian-parliament-moves-to-linux/
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