Linux Australia Urges the Federal Govt. Not to Abandon Consumer and Competition Interests
Posted: June 14th, 2006, 11:48pm EST by Pascal
The press release just came in across the Linux Australia mailing lists:
Linux Australia, Australias peak Free and Open Source Software community group, announced the launch of a petition today calling on the federal government to resist pressure to abandon consumer and competition rights when drafting anti-circumvention laws. New laws are required under the terms of the Free Trade Agreement negotiated between Australia and the United States.
In-between looking for work, my volunteer work and moving house I’m not sure how often I’ll be online over the coming weeks. I might use the chance to unplug for a while, I’m not sure about my plans yet so if you want to volunteer to keep the blog moving along then please do but be quick
That shirt looks so old and faded. Here’s a pic of my mate Mike, you
probably have to visit the blog and check out the shoutbox to see why
its funny. HAHA cop that Mike. The best things in life are GNU.
Software Freedom Day (SFD) is an annual worldwide celebration of Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS). SFD is a public education effort, not only to celebrate the virtues of Free and Open Source Software, but also to encourage its use, to the benefit of the public.
The Austrailian ICA05 IT training package – deconstructed
from the original PDF and put back into a MySQL database for further
tinkering. Currently we support the creation of moodle modules, XML, and
tiddlywiki output for individual subjects.
Visit the TAFE ICA05 project page.
Part of his announcement on a mailing list.
I’d like to invite any LAMP developers out there to
download and play with the source for the ICA05 web app I announced last
If you have time, download the source and see what you think.
I’ve been covering the Free Software Foundation’s Defective By Designcampaign against Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies since its planning stages. Starting from scratch, in less than three months, the campaign has grown to 7000 members. This number is impressive.
greengrass writes to tell us TechWorld is reporting that the Spanish region of Extremadura has decided to go completely open source with their day-to-day operations. While the region has long been a supporter of open source software, within a year it will be a requirement that all officials use the ODF and PDF formats for all documents.
From the article:
“Extremadura, Spain’s poorest region, made headlines following a 2002 decision to migrate about 70,000 desktops and 400 servers in its schools to a locally tailored version of Debian called gnuLinEx. The government has estimated that the total cost of this project was about 190,000 euros (£130,000), 18 million euros lower than if the schools had purchased Microsoft software. “
Zwahlendesign has a nice list of Web Badges/Buttons that are generously available under GNU GPL thanks to Christian Zwahlen. The site also has a lot of info on design, Unix/Linux and office. When I get a spare moment I’ll to put together a block of web badges and create a few. I also noticed a nice news post.
Switch to Linux! A new website campaign has been started for people who wanted to switch from Windows to GNU/Linux or just Linux.