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[News] Linux Professional Institute and Portuguese Government Agency Make Partnership

  • Subject: [News] Linux Professional Institute and Portuguese Government Agency Make Partnership
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 11:48:30 +0000
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LPI partners with Portuguese government agency on Linux certification and training 

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| The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the 
| world's premier Linux certification 
| organization (http://www.lpi.org), announced 
| that its affiliate organization LPI-Portugal 
| (http://www.lpi.com.pt) has signed an 
| agreement with UMIC (http://www.umic.pt/), the 
| Knowledge Society Agency of Portugal's 
| Ministry of Science, Technology and Education 
| to promote training and certification of 
| professional skills in the use of Linux, open 
| source technologies and free software in 
| higher education institutions in Portugal. 


LinuxCertified Announces its next Linux System and Network Administration BootCamp 



Linux Professional Institute Develops Partner Program for Schools in Portugal

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| The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux
| certification organization (http://www.lpi.org), announced results of their
| initial pilot program promoting ICT academies within the secondary school
| system in Portugal. The ICT Academies program is part of the "Technological
| Plan for Education" promoted by the Portuguese Ministry of Education. As part
| of this initiative, LPI-Portugal (http://www.lpi.com.pt/) will be certifying
| 10 instructors in 5 secondary schools, to provide Linux education and
| training towards the Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC)
| through LPI's Approved Academic Program (LPI-AAP). The ICT Academy program is
| expected to grow to include 30 secondary schools in Portugal in 2010.


PT: Advocacy group criticises government portal, builds alternative

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| Portugal's National Association for the promotion of Free Software (Ansol)
| accuses the government Office of Construction and Property (INCI) of having
| broken procurement rules after it admitted on Monday that it had signed a
| 268,000 euro contract with Microsoft for the government's website on Public
| Expenses, Base, without a public tender.


Portuguese Public Administration forced to use Microsoft Office 2003/7

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| The Court of Accounts's Counsil for Corruption Prevention is making a
| mandatory survey on corruption risks in public procurement, which all public
| administrators must reply, by law. However, not only the survey is available
| only in Microsoft's binary format, but they also demand that it is returned
| in Microsoft Office 2003/7 XML format (MS-OOXML).


Portuguese open sourcers decry MS-only gov eProcurement

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| Portuguese open sourcers are a bit miffed that a government "eProcurement"
| platform offers "conditioned access to bid at a public tender", viz: If
| you're not running Microsoft software you're not tendering for anything.



Steve Ballmer Gets the Egg-Treatment in Budapest


Pity the Poor Classmate PC'd Children of Portugal

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| Combine that complete outsourcing of computer systems evaluation with silence
| on the financial terms of the deal and I'm thinking there is a deal in the
| works - cheap Classmates now for lucrative future government orders.
| Shady deals being a hallmark of Classmate sales to date.


Open source tour of Europe: Portugal

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| Many of the countryâs open source projects to date are in the education
| sector, triggered by the governmentâs five-year agreement with Sun, signed in
| 2004, to provide open source technologies â including Linux and
| OpenOffice.org/StarOffice â to Portuguese secondary schools.
| More recently the AssociaÃÃo Ensino Livre (Association for Free Education)
| was founded to increase the use of open source software in education, while
| the Education Ministry launched a new website designed to promote open source
| usage.
| Outside the education sector, the Institute of Technology is migrating to
| OpenOffice, the Ministry of Justice has used an open source system based on
| JBoss, PostgreSQL and Linux for the dissemination of information on
| referendum results and the Ministry of Internal Affairs used JBoss to create
| a new traffic fines management system.


OpenOffice.org being distributed to Portuguese schools

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| I was just made aware of this Portuguese blog entry. CDs including
| OpenOffice.org will be distributed to Portuguese schools again. Great news!


Portuguese Schools Learn About Open Source

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| As Microsoft understands - and as Apple first learned - if you get them
| young, you've pretty much got them forever. So it's good to see efforts being
| made to spread the open source word in the educational world, like this new
| effort by the Portuguese Ministry of Eduction...  


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| In my country (Portugal) we have a very similar deal, available to all
| students and teachers in high school, which is subsidized by the
| cellphone/mobile ISP companies, the government and probably Microsoft, where
| you can get a laptop for 150 euros with a contract for 2 years for the mobile
| internet access with a nice discount from the usual monthly fees, from
| several well known laptop manufacturers (HP, Toshiba), and pretty decent
| machines also (Core Duo, 1 Gb RAM, the only downside is they all have
| integrated graphics cards), of course they all come with Windows Vista Home
| Premium as well.          


IBM is still locked out of the Portuguese OOXML meeting

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| In spite of various communications, we [IBM] are still locked out and will
| not be allowed to participate. Microsoft will be there, as well as a special
| Microsoft guest, as will various Microsoft business partners, and others.  

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