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[News] Free/Open Source Having Influence on UK, US Government, Even Opera

  • Subject: [News] Free/Open Source Having Influence on UK, US Government, Even Opera
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 16:23:14 +0000
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Tories' cash incentives for localised planning 

,----[ Quote ]
| Their policy paper Open Source Planning 
| said the proposals would restore democracy 
| to planning while the incentives would 
| prevent it being captured by ânimbysâ, the 
| party said.


Tories unveil planning green paper


Tories would let councils set their own design standards

,----[ Quote ]
| Proposals to fast track schemes that do not 
| attract objection from local people are 
| also included in the partyâs long-awaited 
| planning green paper, Open Source, 
| published today (Monday).


US government to revamp acquisition and procurement systems

,----[ Quote ]
| The US General Services Administration 
| (GSA) has unveiled details of a $74m 
| programme  to modernise the system that 
| federal agencies and their suppliers use to 
| source equipment, supplies, information 
| technology (IT) and telecommunications 
| services.


Hearst Expands Local Sports Coverage With Open-Source 'Bleacher Report'

,----[ Quote ]
| From the vantage of Bleacher Report's 
| partners, the open-source model seems to be 
| something of a hit.


Opera launches open source project Dragonfly for business

,----[ Quote ]
| Opera has announced that Opera Dragonfly a 
| fully open source project, is now hosted on 
| BitBucket. Since the inception of Opera 
| Dragonfly, Opera had planned for it to 
| become an open source project. It has 
| always been released under an open source 
| BSD licence, but the source repositories 
| were on Opera servers.



Cameron: Give the UK's health records to Google

,----[ Quote ]
| David Cameron has repeated his pledge to cancel the ContactPoint database and
| the ID card scheme if the Tories win the next election.


Secret files on protesters given to desal consortium

,----[ Quote ]
| SECRET police files on people protesting
| against Victoria's $3.5 billion desalination
| project are being made available to the
| private consortium building the plant.
| Under a deal struck by the State Government
| in a bid to ensure the project is finished
| before Melbourne runs out of water, Victoria
| Police has agreed to hand over photos, video
| recordings and other police records to the
| international consortium AquaSure to help it
| ''manage'' protests and potential security
| threats.


Tory donors offered meetings with comms chiefs Steve
Hilton and Andy Coulson

,----[ Quote ]
| A leaked email details how the party has begun
| offering wealthy backers the chance to attend
| 'private presentations' in Conservative
| Campaign Headquarters (CCHQ) with key figures
| including director of communications Andy
| Coulson and director of strategy Steve Hilton.

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