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LinuxNews.com: Feds to Recognize Linux Achievement

Oct 03, 2000, 16:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Head)

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"The U.S. government is recognizing the best and brightest of its Linux community and focusing on the operating system's future with a conference and awards presentation October 30."

"This event is titled the First Annual Federal GNU and Linux Users' Conference And Awards Presentation: "New Enterprise Solutions Through Linux." The conference is meant to focus on "those Linux applications that are in the early or test bed stage and likely evolve into enterprise-level deployments," the event release said. The accompanying one-day conference is intended to "present agency plans and strategies for deploying new and innovative Linux applications."

"The Linux award nominations represent a variety of government fields, including the U.S. Army, the Census Bureau, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Examples of nominated software include Tiger Mapping Software (TMS) designed to draw thematic maps displaying Census Bureau data and an application for the military designed to simulate ground warfare activities and environments."

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