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[News] US Government Urged to Dump Proprietary Software and Save Billions

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Call For Ban on Federal Money for Proprietary EMR's.

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| The nation is demanding and spending billions to ensure that we have a 
| high-performance Health Information Technology infrastructure. The ARRA of 
| 2009 allows proprietary companies to put up tollbooths and black boxes 
| everywhere at taxpayer expense with little or no guarantees of the ability of 
| the public to audit, innovate, study, fix or extend the software to ensure 
| high performance, privacy, security, fitness, or upgradeablility can occur.      


U.S. government could save billions by going open-source

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| Here's another way our federal government can save some money during these 
| tough economic times.  Based on a study conducted by various organizations, 
| the U.S. government could potentially save $23.6 billion by going 
| open-source, using virtualization technologies and cloud computing.   



Leading organizations unite to create a new IT event: the Open World Forum

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| The Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) movement is revolutionizing the
| IT industry. At the very heart of this revolution, the Open World Forum will
| gather together thousands of attendees and 160 speakers from 20 countries to
| cross-fertilize FLOSS initiatives for innovation and competitiveness. It will
| define the first ever roadmap over the next decade: the 2020 FLOSS Roadmap


Open Source Government: Naples goes Open Source

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| Naples and Open Source - Naples municipality intend to adopt open
| source.Re-use of code seems a key motivator factor, as reported in the press
| release.


All Russian Schools to Use Free Software

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| I've often lamented how few schools in the UK use free software, and how
| difficult it is to break the lock that Microsoft has on the entire
| educational system. The pathetic state here is highlighted by contrast with
| Russia, which is making amazing strides in rolling out open source to
| schools.

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