"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
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