The OSOR (Open Source Observatory and Repository), maintained by the European Commission, has recently published the Procurement and Open Source Software Guideline document, which describes motivations for the adoption of FLOSS for governmental entities as well as practical aspects to consider during the procurement process for FLOSS-based solutions.
It has been a while since the portal for the White House (www.whitehouse.gov) has migrated their infrastructure to Drupal, a well known FLOSS CMS. Now, the site has announced, on April 21st, that it has made available, as free software, some new drupal modules developed in-house by them.
One of these interesting modules is "Node Embed", which eases the management of photos and videos within drupal.
More info at http://www.whitehouse.gov/tech
Location: Jacy Monteiro Auditorium - IME/USP
Date/Time: Apr 19 2010 at 4pm
Sun Microsystems - Hamburgo, Alemanha
The talk explains the UNO (Universal Network Objects) concept, and the vast possibilities of OpenOffice.org programmability. It shows the powerful extensions system and the possibilities of working at the Core itself.
Banco do Brasil (Bank of Brazil), one of the largest corporate FLOSS users in the world, has started deployment of the same kind of solution on the Nossa Caixa Bank (recently acquired by BB). The first software to power the NCB shall be the BrOffice.org office suite (the localized version of the OpenOffice.org suite), which offers features similar to those of MS-Office.
Thanks to the support from the QualiPSo project and from Locaweb, the CCSL-USP was strongly represented at Campus Party Brasil in São Paulo/SP, from January 25th to 31st.
The FLOSS Competence Center CCSL supported the first Workshop on Computational Linguistics at USP-SP. The event, held on November 10, 2009, brought together professors, researchers and students from different units of the São Paulo campus of University of São Paulo, especially FFLCH, Poli and IME, for a course of lectures and discussions on the subject. A consensus among participants was the need to promote better interaction and collaboration between researchers from the different institutes, as well as providing a shared repository of resources and free tools.
The Open World Forum brought together all the key players from the world of Free, Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS). The main theme of the forum was to ensure that open software plays an active role in the digital recovery.
Paris, October 2nd - As part of the Open World Forum, France hosted the first International FLOSS Competence Centres Summit.
On October 10th and 11th, the University of São Paulo will host the Agile Meeting, one of the largest agile methods events in Brazil. This year, hundreds of professionals and students will attend the meeting, who will be in touch with some of the main brazilian figures in agile software development as well as with international guests of worldwide recognition in the agile community.
Joining the Software Freedom Day, an international event by the free software community, the CCSL, together with Sun Microsystems and Locaweb, will host an afternoon on free operating systems this friday, with two very interesting presentations: on Linux-Libre and on OpenSolaris.
Where: IME-USP Sala B-144
Date: sexta-feira, 25/09/09
"The future of mobile development in JavaME"