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NewsForge: Italy is Open for Penguin Business

Sep 27, 2004, 18:39 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marco Fioretti)

"Last week saw the first Italian edition of LinuxWorld Conference & Expo. For three days the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Milan was filled with stuffed penguins and lots of people presenting and discussing Linux.

"This Expo was a good occasion to check the status of the current relationship between free and open source software and Italian public administrations of any size and scope. To sum it up, it looks promising, but it's still schizophrenic. From talk to talk, visitors noted that public administrations are required by a government directive to make documents available in non-proprietary formats, and that digital signatures can be exchanged with the central administration through Linux..."

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