WorldWatch Week in Review

A look at worldwide OSS news for the weeks of November 8 - 21.

During the past two weeks at WorldWatch.LinuxGazette, we've had lots of good news from the Far East, with Japan, China and Korea continuing to emphasize Linux and FLOSS. In Thailand, Microsoft is out and Linux is in. This was echoed in a pilot program for high schools in Oslo, Norway, as "Microsoft Ut, Linux Inn". Even non-Norwegian speakers can easily understand this.

From the Middle East comes a new site for Linux in Iraq.

On a more philosophical note, we have Richard M. Stallman's essay on why schools should use Linux. We also noted an example of how the Open Source philosophy for the Linux kernel has shown its superiority in the matter of security.

Willy Smith is Editor in Chief of


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