On Tuesday 6th November, Bristol Wireless received a visit from Tim Erickson of E-Democracy.org, who have been helping encourage participation in the democratic process since 1994. We first me Tim on his initial visit to Bristol 2 years ago and were responsible for introducing him to West Country cider. 🙂 Tim called by with MJ […]
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Bristol Wireless was recently contacted on behalf of the Healing Hands Network to see if we could help provide a laptop computer for Amir, a 27-year old resident of Sarajevo and Bosnian civil war victim, to enable him to turn his life around and help him gain the qualifications to find work. After being nearly […]
The New York Times reported yesterday that the Geneva-based International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) have rebuffed the efforts of Microsoft to have its Open Office XML (OOXML) document format accepted as an international standard. Of the 87 countries that participated in the vote, 26% opposed Microsoft’s bid. Under the […]
Meraki Networks, pioneer of the first consumer wireless mesh internet network designed to “unwire the world”, today announced the new Meraki Outdoor repeater and the Meraki Solar accessory, that together can cover entire neighbourhoods with wifi access. Priced at $99 (that’s £50 in real money), Meraki Outdoor can transmit a signal up to 700 feet. […]
Linuxworld reports that the Japanese government wants to use open source to reduce its reliance on a single vendor IT software infrastructure. A consortium of 10 major suppliers including Oracle, NEC, IBM, HP, Hitachi and Dell is being formed to develop and sell Linux servers and computers to the Japanese market. This follows the Japanese […]
From the middle of next year, deputies (MPs) in the French National Assembly will be using Linux desktop computers.
The Swedish national police plan widespread open source deployment over the next five years.
In a recent anti-trust case the US Court of Appeals ruled on the legality of free software and the GPL.
St. Louis Park is poised to become the first US city to provide all residents with access to a solar-powered, wireless internet service.
Ile Sans Fil, together with student radio station CHOQ.FM and and student-run CUTV, is launching an exciting new service that will change the way Montrealers interact with local artists.
The problem of compatibility between wireless devices is being addressed at an international conference this week. Scientists will be discussing what has been dubbed “Tower of Babel” technology – software that can converge different wireless gadgets into a single device. The aim for Software Defined Radio (SDR) is to be able to translate and understand […]
Debian is a resolutely non-commercial version of Linux. Nevertheless, Hewlett-Packard will give it a big boost on Monday with the announcement of a plan to provide support for the open-source operating system, CNET News announces.
Green Wifi, a non-profit organisation aiming to bring internet access to schools in developing countries via cheap, solar-powered wi-fi networks, will be starting a full-scale pilot project in Uttar Pradesh, India, at the end of the summer.
The French government has just announced ambitious plans for trying to bridge the digital divide.
New York’s Central Park and other public areas are to have free wireless internet access by the summer.
MIT backs Brazil’s choice of Linux over Microsoft | CNET News.com SAO PAULO, Brazil – MIT’s Media Lab has recommended Brazil install open-source software instead of proprietary software offered by Microsoft on thousands of computers that will be sold to the poor, according to a letter obtained by Reuters on Thursday. “We advocate using high-quality […]
http://linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2004-07-26-017-26-NW-PB "The city of Barcelona–Spain’s second largest city–recently announced it will be phasing out its current Windows NT infrastructure in favor of open source software, according to IBLNEWS and other prominent Spanish-language news outlets. "Barcelona’s move comes after the German city of Munich took this same path more than a year ago, in a high-profile […]
EU Software Patent Legislation: a real threat for Linux and Open Source Mandrakesoft would like to alert all users and the software community at large about a recent clandestine attack by proprietary interest through covert adoption of EU Software Patent Legislation. In direct contravention of the recent vote by the European Parliament to curtail Software […]