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Very impressed how the LibreOffice community in Brazil produced thus magazine regularly.
 
Migração para @LibreOffice na Instituição Educacional Ivoti é tema da LibreOffice Magazine 18.

É com imenso orgulho que a Comunidade LibreOffice Brasil anuncia o lançamento da edição 18 da revista eletrônica LibreOffice Magazine. A Instituição Educacional IVOTI é o tema de capa sobre migração para o LibreOffice. A revista LibreOffice Magazine é…
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É com imenso orgulho que a Comunidade LibreOffice Brasil anuncia o lançamento da edição 18 da revista eletrônica LibreOffice Magazine. A Instituição Educacional IVOTI é o tema de capa sobre migraçã...
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There's an undertone of jealous spite against LibreOffice in the AOO community that has just surfaced. Pretty shameful.
 
“Essentially we use the [OpenOffice] trademark as a honey trap [against LibreOffice] to stay relevant.” http://wmk.me/1hmTaRK
Message view, « Date » · « Thread ». Top, « Date » · « Thread ». From, Dave Fisher . Subject, Re: apache binary distributions. Date, Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:53:47 GMT. Dennis this is now triple posted including one private list. I request you no longer contact me directly as I ...
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+Tomáš Chvátal The problem has never been how the project itself chooses to behave. It's that they are the heirs to a massive user-base of (mainly Windows) users built up over a decade. They have never had a plan, let alone staffing, to adequately serve that legacy of users, yet have never been willing to discuss their existence and needs, let alone devise a remediation for the failure to meet those needs. That is a massive disservice to the free and open source software movement.
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Chocolate factory in Amsterdam.
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If you ever visit cologne, visit their chocolate museum, http://www.schokoladenmuseum.de/en/home.html
And cologne isn't far away from FrOSCon...
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I enjoyed speaking at +FrOSCon this morning, about the fact that the four freedoms of Software Freedom are at the heart of all the business value and innovation being generated today by open source, and how OSI-approved licenses are the key to enabling that value and innovation by ensuring software freedom is genuinely present without the need to seek further permission.

#FrOSCon   #FrOSCon10   #OpenSource   #FreeSoftware  
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Thanks.
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+Craig Maloney​ it was there, but Oracle deleted it.
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For what it's worth, this is the same attitude that made the Linux distros opt for MariaDB over MySQL.
 
Stop checking Oracle code for vulnerabilities, people. What do you think it is, open source or something?
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The city of Nantes have undertaken a big move from an unknown proprietary office suite (let's call it "MSO")  to LibreOffice, saving a whopping 1.7 million euros in license fees even before budgeting for the costs of retraining staff to use the completely new UI in the new version of MSO. They say the move is easier than they anticipated.

What is the magic that makes them avoid the fate of Freiburg? They are actively managing the migration, involving trials, staged migrations, user targetting and all the other migration best practices familiar to the sort of experts TDF certifies.
 
Actively managing change is the key to successfully migrating to LibreOffice & saving big money
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It's easy to forget that the goal of terrorism is not the murder of innocents but the destruction of the society that protects them.
 
Seems the France train attack succeeded in its likely goal - not murder but auto-immune harm to European liberty
European ministers agree to increase ID and baggage controls among other restrictions at railway stations, France's interior minister announces.
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+gurwinder mangat no way, they caught the guy. Why should security come at the price of freedom?
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To keep the momentum going #LibreOffice 5.0.1 has been released: https://t.co/3UTFE7Qmgk
Berlin, August 27, 2015 - The Document Foundation (TDF) releases LibreOffice 5.0.1, the first minor release of the LibreOffice 5.0 family, with a number of fixes over the major release announced on August 5. So far, LibreOffice 5.0 is the most popular LibreOffice ever, based on the feedback from the marketplace. LibreOffice 5.0.1 is targeted to technology enthusiasts, early adopters and power ...
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Everyone at +FrOSCon​ was given a USB 2-factor authentication token to secure their logins on Google and elsewhere. Fantastic idea, every conference should do this until we all have 2FA keys.

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This assumes that airlines like United are EMH. Not so! :-|
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Grizzled and eclectic geek, campaigning for digital rights.
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Director of open source consulting at Wipro, president at the Open Source Initiative and a director at the Open Rights Group; writer, speaker and consultant on digital liberty, especially open source policy and practice.
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  • Wipro Technologies
    Director, 2015 - present
  • Meshed Insights Ltd
    Director, 2013 - present
  • Meshed Insights & Knowledge
    Independent Consultant, 2011 - 2013
  • ForgeRock
    Chief Strategy Officer, 2010 - 2011
  • Sun Microsystems
    Chief Open Source Officer, 2000 - 2010
  • IBM
    Chief Java Evangelist, 1995 - 2000
  • IBM
    Conferencing Systems, 1990 - 1995
  • Unisys
    BTOS/CTOS Specialist, 1987 - 1990
  • Burroughs
    Medium Systems Specialist, 1982 - 1987
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Microsoft Outlook Preview
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La aplicación oficial de Microsoft Outlook para teléfonos con sistema Android y tabletas. Outlook es una aplicación gratuita de correo elect

LibreOffice Viewer Beta
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LibreOffice is the world's most popular Open Source office app - and now it's on Android.This app is in active development, and not yet stab

VNC® Viewer for Google Chrome™
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Connects to your computers anywhere in the world and lets you take control.

SomaPlayer
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Listen to SomaFM web radio stations from your browser and scrobble tracks to your Last.fm account.

No, Citrix did not kill CloudStack
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CloudStack's lifeblood is its user community, so the Citrix shakeup is much ado about nothing

SAP embraces opens source -- sort of
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Years of slow change are finally leading to new openness at SAP, at least in connection with SAP HANA

The Internet's Own Boy
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Available Same Day as Theaters. A dynamic and tragic portrait of the life of Reddit co-founder and computer prodigy Aaron Swartz, a champion

App.net's open source failure
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The company's business model put up too many barriers, and it's hard to compete without flexibility for all

Stop laying the blame for Heartbleed on open source
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Security experts acknowledge that open source is the best model for crypto, so how do we drive improvements to the model for creating securi

Sony and Google gang up for an illegal video takedown
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Sony's drive-by copyright takedown illustrates the harm old business models can do to new approaches like open source

As She Is
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This film project is about a personal and collective journey towards wholeness...to reclaim, value and live the feminine aspect of ourselves

Microsoft opens .Net but misses the point with mobile
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Unprecedented change continues to flow from Microsoft. But does the company really 'get it'?

Supreme Court set for landmark decision -- good or bad -- on software pa...
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The Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank case has reached the Supreme Court, and expectations run high that we may finally get clarity on the legality of

Open document standards will cure Apple's bit rot
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Apple's iWork update won't let you access documents created as little as five years ago. The solution is obvious

Meshed Insights Ltd
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Expertise in open source and digital liberties.

5 bitcoin exchanges you can use right now
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Mt. Gox's failure might have grabbed the headlines, but reputable bitcoin exchanges remain up and running and ready for business

2014 is the year of the Linux desktop
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Linux has unexpectedly made it to the desktop through mobile and cloud, but the unintended consequences are troubling

My great bitcoin adventure: 6 months, 5 exchanges
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Bitcoin's open source foundation is sound, but Bitstamp, CEX.IO, Coinbase, Kraken, Mt. Gox exchanges are uneven at best

Open Source Initiative, Free Software Foundation unite against software ...
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In rare joint move, OSI and FSF come together to file a U.S. Supreme Court briefing

Very helpful owner with a fine selection of local wine and grappa. Try the excellent house grappa.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
A busy coffee shop and lunch spot. Good ambience, especially in the garden, and tasty food in sometimes small portions. Pigwich is awesome, pulled pork was tasty but green side salad was disappointing limp iceberg not the "mixed green leaves" advertised. Service very friendly; fast for drinks but slow for food.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Great meal. Ideal portions of well-considered ingredient combinations. Excellent salads, lovely hangar steak. Dessert was good. The wine list was priced high and hard to scan because it is only available on an iPad, but we did discover a less-known Italian gem buried deep within. Overall an excellent meal.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Great coffee in comfortable, relaxed surroundings with friendly staff.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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A Soviet-era hotel with clinical interiors and minimal service. Don't be deceived by the suggestion it has a "restaurant open until 10pm" - it was closed, and the staff were reluctant to help with anything much. When we ordered take out for our party in the absence of any service, the hotel staff tut-tutted us into a side room. Compared with other hotels in Ukraine this was expensive and unfriendly and I'd not stay here again.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Expensive, better than some, still not the best. An unpretentious Parisian bar/brasserie more favoured by locals than the other tourist traps nearby. There was a good selection of food and drink which we generally enjoyed. Expensive for what we got though, and the restaurant does not make good its errors. For example, my wife's Tarte Tatin was burnt black, yet the waiter just shrugged it off when we pointed it out and made no attempt to address the problem or discount the bill. There are better options locally and you may prefer to choose them.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
This busy patisserie/boulangerie has a homely tea-room attached to it. We visited on a wet Saturday afternoon and had brunch - juice, bread, a croissant, coffee and a large egg-and-bacon roll served with salad and frites. Reasonable comfort food, needed more staff for the number of customers though.
Quality: GoodAppeal: GoodService: Poor - Fair
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago