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Joinup is a collaborative platform created by the European Commission and funded by the European Union via the Interoperability Solutions for Public Administrations (ISA) Programme. It offers several services that aim to help e-Government professionals share their experience with each other. We also hope to support them to find, choose, re-use, develop and implement interoperability solutions.

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  • News Galicia publishes open source tools
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    Galicia publishes open source tools

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    The government of Galicia (Spain) has made available three open source solutions over the past year, one for PC classrooms, one for land-management, and a third for computer network enhancement. The tools are available at Galicia’s software repository, and information about the solutions is now also available at Spain’s Centre for Technology Transfer (CTT). Adding the three to CTT’s catalogue will help dissemination of the tools, Galicia explains in a statement on 8 June. Addi;
  • Event 3rd International Workshop on PErsonalization in ...
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    3rd International Workshop on PErsonalization in eGOVernment and Smart Cities: Smart Services for Smart Territories (PEGOV2015) - 29th June - 3rd July

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    PEGOV 2015 will be held in Dublin, Ireland in 2015 in conjunction with the 23rd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization - UMAP 2015 Overview Motivation Topics of interest Important dates Submissions Overview User modelling and personaliz;
  • News OpenGov in Sicily: some signs of slow improvement
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    OpenGov in Sicily: some signs of slow improvement

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    While there are some signs of improvement, Sicily is still far from having implemented Open Government mechanisms, according to a report published by the Department for European Studies and International Integration (DEMS) at the University of Palermo. Published in March 2015, this report is the second created by the University and is now available in English. The report is based on an analysis;
  • News Russia to replace proprietary software with open source
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    Russia to replace proprietary software with open source

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    The Russian Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications has announced a plan to replace proprietary software with open source and locally produced software. The plan is one of the measures aimed at promoting sustainable economic development and social stability announced earlier this year. The plan consists of three parts, each containing key activities and stages for their implementation. The fi;
  • News German IT security experts validate ownCloud for ...
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    German IT security experts validate ownCloud for high-protection environments

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    The 'Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik' (BSI, the German Federal Office for Information Security) qualifies ownCloud as a modern, internet-based successor to the proprietary server software that traditionally provided file and messaging functionality to organisations and workgroups. The BSI just published a report on the operation and security of ownCloud. The repor;