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[News] Schools in Finland Adopt Free Software

  • Subject: [News] Schools in Finland Adopt Free Software
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2009 13:35:49 +0000
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Schools seek savings in IT outlays

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| âThe need for IT technology in schools is 
| growing all the time, but the resources 
| arenât,â notes Elias Aarnio from the 
| Finnish Centre for Open Source Solutions 
| (COSS).
| There are an estimated 100,000-120,000 
| computer workstations in Finnish schools 
| across the country. COSS and its partners 
| have estimated that, by switching their 
| systems from closed to open source code 
| software, schools could save up to 70 per 
| cent on all IT purchasing and maintenance 
| costs.


OOo4Kids, the office suite for all children... and their parents

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| OOo4Kids is a special version of 
| OpenOffice.org (the popular, free and easy 
| to use alternative to Microsoft Office) 
| which is very interesting and useful not 
| only for schools, but also for many adult 
| users. Besides, interaction with developers 
| seems much simpler and friendlier than in 
| many other Free Software projects. Keep 
| reading to know, straight from OOo4Kids 
| developer Eric Bachard, what is that makes 
| OOo4kids unique.



FI: 'Increase of open source by companies spurs public administrations'

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| Like Finish companies, public administrations in Finland are increasingly
| turning to open source, says Matti Saastamoinen of the Finnish Centre for
| Open Source Solutions (COSS). "Their uptake is a little slower, but I expect
| them to speed it up in the next few years."



Finland's 'Open Source' Electric Car Plan

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| When I think of faraway Finland, I think of long, dark winters, saunas,
| reindeer and Nokia cellular telephones. I don't think of electric cars...
| until now.


Ubuntu Finland delivered Ubuntu to Finnish parliament representatives

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| Ubuntu Finland has sent Ubuntu CDs and information about Ubuntu, Linux and
| free (as in freedom) software to each parliament representative of Finland in
| the beginning of September.


Ministry of Justice of Finland chooses OpenOffice

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| Ministry of Justice of Finland has made the decision to adopt the Open
| Source OpenOffice.org suite as its office software from beginning of 2007.
| Ministry of Justice and its branch of administration will also adopt
| OpenDocument Format standard as the file format for its documents.


2007:2 Migrating a Ministry to OpenOffice.org

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| After the migration, OpenOffice.org will be the primary office
| suite for 8500 persons and Microsoft Office for 1500 persons.


Governmental programme boosts open source business in Finland

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| In a bid to get more open source exposure inside the Finish (sic)
| establishment, Tekes (the Funding Agency for Technology and
| Innovation of the Finnish government) launched a national
| development programme for open source business. Programme is carried
| out by COSS, the Finnish Centre for Open Source Software.


Red Hat becomes the 100th member of COSS, Finnish Centre for Open Source

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| As the home country of Linux, Finland is a natural operation environment
| for the leading Linux distributor. Red Hat values high Finnish open source
| know-how.

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