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Or you can pay for it and have it both ways. This is available in quite a few countries where cloned SIMs is a legitimate use case.

Depends on your locality. Around here it is not uncommon for companies to have one number, but several phones - or even people. So you can have the same number on your desktop phone, mobile phone and car phone without having to move sims around or do cumbersome bluetooth magic.

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Submission Italian Court OKs Preference for Open Source ->

Glyn Moody writes: While it remains under threat in Europe, here's a big win for open source at the national level. The Italian Constitutional Court has approved a law in Piedmont giving preference to open source, ruling that it is not anti-competitive: "the Court ruled that the preference for Free Software is legitimate and complies with the principle of freedom of competition." Its reasoning was interesting: "It is not understandable how the the choice of a Public institution with regard to a feature, and not a product ... can be deemed as a breach of antitrust law. The concepts of Free Software and software whose code can be inspected do not refer to a particular technology, brand or product, but they rather express a legal feature". Would that same logic apply in other jurisdictions?
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