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Italian military to switch to LibreOffice and ODF

The Italian military is transitioning to LibreOffice and the Open Document Format (ODF). The Ministry of Defense will over the next year-and-a-half install this suite of office productivity tools on some 150,000 PC workstations – making it Europe’s second largest LibreOffice implementation. The switch was announced on 15 September by the LibreItalia Association. The migration … Read more

How #Debian and other #opensource projects are making #software more trustworthy

Open-source software is especially trustworthy compared to closed-source software because you can see the source code of the program you’re running.   Or can you? You probably aren’t compiling all your software from source—you’re getting packages provided by your Linux distribution. But how do you know those binary packages were actually compiled from that source … Read more

Launching the Wikimedia Public Policy site

The Wikimedia Foundation is excited to introduce the new Wikimedia Public Policy site. Public policy is vital for a world where everyone can freely access, share, create, and remix knowledge. The new site presents five policy areas that are most important for our mission and projects: access, censorship, copyright, intermediary protection, and privacy. Wikimedians can … Read more