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    petition Brasil Free Software vs Microsoft monopoly

    hi all,
    if you can spend a little time, take a look at
    http://www.petitiononline.com/amadeu/petition.html
    the text is originally in brasil-portuguese, use some web translate like
    www.freetranslation.com
    babelfish.altavista.com
    www.systransoft.com
    www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en
    www.dictionary.com/translate/

    thanks!

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    here a US page...
    http://www.petitiononline.com/amadeuus/
    and french...
    http://www.petitiononline.com/amadeufr/

    in the last FISL (fórum international of free software) the ITI (NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ) launched a remaster of the Kurumin (that is a portuguese remaster of KNOPPIX), nominated Kurumin-gov-br.
    you can see the speakers of the 5FISL here
    http://www.softwarelivre.org/forum2004/speakers.php really great names

    more about Linux/Brasil
    http://world.altavista.com/babelfish...n%2fItiNaMidia

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    petition Brasil Free Software vs Microsoft monopoly

    Hello,

    when I looked it up this morning, the brasilian-portuguese list
    http://www.petitiononline.com/amadeu/petition.html
    has been at 9980 signatures
    (when I signed it, it was at #8783)

    The english language version of the list
    http://www.petitiononline.com/amadeuus/
    currently is at #670,

    and the french language version of the list
    http://www.petitiononline.com/amadeufr/
    is at 23 signatures.

    Thanks to all who have signed one of the above lists.
    Those of you who haven't yet, please consider.

    Best regards to all,

    Walter.

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    Hello all,

    just in case you don't know already:

    In addition to the brasilian-portuguese, english and french lists in support of Sérgio Amadeu, there is now also a spanish petition list:

    http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_pe...d.cgi?amadeues

    and a german one:

    http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_pe...d.cgi?amadeude

    If some of you haven't yet signed of of these lists, please consider doing so (just one of them, in any language of your choice).

    Thank you,

    best regards,

    Walter.

    P.S. Pablo Lorenzzoni has put a counter (showing the accumulated total of all lists) here:

    http://www.softwarelivre.org/

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    Doing a Goggle with "Brazilian Government
    Microsoft" returned a lot of interesting links.

    I can remember reading a long page on their site
    by one of their congress men a couple of years
    ago. It was in response to a Microsoft
    objection to a bill that was going through their
    parliment that would require all software used
    by the government to be open to public scrutiny.
    I think the congress mans name may have been
    "Edgar" (sorry about the spelling on the name").

    I can't find it in my archives at present but
    it may still be linked from their page.

    He tore the M$ objection apart.

    What a hide though... to suggest that it was in
    thier interests to allow a private
    company, of
    a forien government, to be the
    only ones
    to actually have any access to the internals of
    software running on their governments
    system.

    Microsoft can be so totally beyond belief at times.

    ----------------------------
    Appended thur 26/08/2004:
    ----------------------------

    Seems the page i was thinking of above belongs on
    the Peruvian site,
    not Brazils. It can also be found at...

    www.opensource.org/docs/peru_and_ms.php

    The Congressman concerned is...

    Mr Edgar Villanueva Nuñez


    jm

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