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[News] Linux Computer Systems in Law Enforcement, GNU/Linux No Longer "Indie"

  • Subject: [News] Linux Computer Systems in Law Enforcement, GNU/Linux No Longer "Indie"
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2010 10:01:20 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Police Career â Linux Computer Systems in Law Enforcement

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| Law enforcement recently has been following 
| the general tide of government and public 
| service groundswell by seeking computing 
| solutions in the Linux direction. 
| Particularly in law enforcement, their 
| needs match well with open source software. 
| They have to work lean on a taxpayerâs 
| budget, and open source is free or low 
| cost. They need top security, and Linux is 
| still the highest-scoring operating 
| software in official government 
| assessments. They need mission-critical 
| reliability, and Linux is so stable, it 
| doesnât just outrank the competition in 
| stability â it makes the competition 
| disappear!


Linux Shedding Indie Status is a Good Thing

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| Byfield recommends CentOS and Debian for 
| users seeking "refuge" from 
| commercialization. Both fine projects, and 
| they're great for a lot of users. But 
| Ubuntu exists in part because Debian 
| doesn't make a very good distro for 
| mainstream users. CentOS is simply a re-
| packaging of a commercial Linux distro. If 
| it weren't for Red Hat's work, CentOS 
| likely cease to exist. So what's to gain 
| from avoiding all hints of 
| commercialization? Refusing to acknowledge 
| the contribution that companies make to the 
| production of free software?



CeBIT 2010: German police to use open source Navit navigation

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| At the just concluded 2010 edition of Cebit
| trade exhibition held in Hannover, Germany,
| the  German district of Brandenburg was
| trialling the open source Navit car
| navigation system for its Police System

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