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[News] Vienna, Italy, Paris Show Free Software Success

  • Subject: [News] Vienna, Italy, Paris Show Free Software Success
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 06 Nov 2009 02:47:50 +0000
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New Open Source Stack saves money

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| Scientists of Vienna University of 
| Technology (TU Wien) release EtherNet/IP? 
| open-source software stack to help product 
| developers cost-effectively connect devices 
| to industrial Ethernet.


Italian Region Tuscany Uses Open Source Software For GIS Application For Healthcare, Law and Other Purposes

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| The administration of the Tuscany region in 
| Italy this month published a new version of 
| Sagadb, an open source Geographic 
| Information System (GIS) application.
| The software allows users to view a map to 
| access public available information. The 
| system is also being used by museums, 
| libraries, courts of law and by health care 
| organisations in the region.


Paris Schools To Use Existing Open Source Portal Eliot

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| The 471 schools of the Paris region 
| (officially referred to as 'Ãle-de-France 
| region') that are to be involved in the 
| portal project that was announced in October 
| 2009 will be using Eliot, a web-based 
| workflow software that was originally 
| developed for three schools of the region.  



U Wants to Re-define âClosedâ as âNearly Openâ

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| Version 1 came out in 2004, and since then
| battles have raged over how Version 2 would
| address the issue of âopennessâ. Judging by
| a leaked version of the near-final result,
| it looks like the lobbyists acting on the
| behalf of closed-source software houses
| have won.
| [...]
| Got that? âClosedâ lies at one end of the
| *open* spectrum, which conveniently means
| we can *include* closed solutions in the
| interoperability framework because they are
| part of that continuum.

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