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[News] Mozilla Celebrates Day for the Web, Vietnam Celebrates Software Freedom Day

  • Subject: [News] Mozilla Celebrates Day for the Web, Vietnam Celebrates Software Freedom Day
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 23:36:04 +0100
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Happy One Web Day

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| Backed by Mozilla, to whom we must credit the use of the word 
| "awesomeness", today apparently is a chance to make the world 
| wide wibble better by tinkering with your social networking 
| sites, printing off posters that say, "I love the web", 
| donating money, and quitting the use of IE 6. Not wholly 
| altruistic then.


First free software festival in HCM City

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| The Software Freedom Day took place in over 400 cities in over 
| 100 countries in the world on the same day. In Vietnam, the 
| event was held at the HCM City Teacher Training University in 
| cooperation with the group of Linux users in HCM City 
| (SaigonLUG).



Mozilla picks up Firefox development pace with 'sprint' updates

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| Mozilla has switched to a quick-paced "sprint" cycle for
| Firefox that it hopes will bring new features to users
| faster, the company's browser architect said today.


My Vietnamese 8th Graders are new Linux users

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| With just less than one month left of class, I decided to see if my 8th Grade
| students at the American International School in Saigon would be interested
| in learning Linux.  I am glad I tried because these kids seemed to be having
| a lot of fun.


US$5.2 million to develop open source software

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| The prime minister also decided to allocate VND676 billion ($39.7 million) to
| 11 projects, including the building of a website on software and content
| industry, a fund to develop software and content industry, a digital
| information standard system and information exchange standards, an IT
| complex, and the developing of a software industry and digital content
| nursery.


Vietnam mandates government adoption of open source

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| Vietnam's Ministry of Information and Communications is aiming to migrate the
| country's government to open source software by the end of 2010. The
| ambitious plan, which was reported Wednesday by VietnamNet calls for rapid
| adoption of open source software and extensive training to ensure that IT
| staff and government employees will be able to adjust to the change.


Vietnam goes "100 per cent open source" by 2010

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| Vietnam's government is going "100 per cent open source". VietnamNet Bridge
| reports that the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications has set
| out an aggressive policy to go "100 per cent open source" by December 31st
| 2010.


Vietnam to widely use open source software

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| The Ministry of Information and Communications has issued an instruction on
| using open source software products at state agencies.
| Accordingly, by June 30, 2009, 100% of servers of IT divisions of government
| agencies must be installed with open source software; 100% of staffs at these
| IT divisions must be trained in the use of these software products and at
| least 50% use them proficiently.
| IT divisions at government agencies comprise the IT departments of ministries
| and government agencies, provincial and municipal Departments of Information
| and Communications.
| [...]
| The instruction also said that by December 31, 2009, 70% of servers of
| ministriesâ agencies and local state agencies must be installed with the
| above open source software products and 70% of IT staff trained in using this
| software; and at least 40% able to use the software in their work.


Vietnam to widely use open source software

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| Vietnams Ministry of Information and Communications has instructed that 100%
| of all of Vietnams government agencies servers must run free software by June
| 30, 2009. They also mandate that IT divisions train their staff to use this
| software and require 50% of the drones to be able to use the
| technology âproficientlyâ.


Vietnam may shut down Vietnamese-American Web site

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| Authorities have recommended closing a Web site owned by an American man of
| Vietnamese origin for violating copyright rules and publishing "misleading"
| information about government policies, police said Monday.


Vietnam tightens rules on blogs

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| Vietnam has tightened restrictions on internet blogs, banning bloggers from
| raising subjects the government deems inappropriate.
| Blogs should follow Vietnamese law, and be written in "clean and wholesome"
| language, according to a government document seen by local media.

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