Larimer County Colorado has offered an e-mail subscription service of web updates to the county's web site, The Virtual Courthouse, since 1998. This service has grown to 22 separate mailings including job openings, news releases, emergency information, road closures, bids & proposals, various board agendas, and more. Recently this service has been expanded to include an RSS feed of all subscriptions for those who prefer to use a newsreader instead of receiving e-mail. Information on this service can be found at www.larimer.org/subscriptions.cfm, and the RSS feed is www.larimer.org/feed.xml.
MIT, Harvard, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts announce the formation of a loose association of interested U.S. state and local governments to promote sharing of software under open source licenses, including the GPL or Mozilla licenses.
An initial working meeting of the Public Sector Open Source Project will be held on December 9th at MIT and Harvard to form an association. They would like to have as many governments as possible represented and participating. Anyone with inquiries is invited to contact Dan Greenwood, Director of the MIT E-Commerce Architecture Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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