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SCHMITZ P-E (Joinup February 2017)   Over years, Free/Open Source Software (F/OSS) has become increasingly attractive for the public sector. Since the beginning of 2000, the successive European ...

News | Created by Patrice-Emmanuel Schmitz | Published: 28 February 2017

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The European Commission and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) continue their active open source distribution policy. The last released software (both covered by the EUPL licence) are about forestry and ...

News | Created by Patrice-Emmanuel Schmitz | Published: 08 November 2016

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A 2010 analysis presented during the EOLE event in Paris (European Open source and free software Legal Event) ...

Document | Created by Patrice-Emmanuel Schmitz | Created: 14 April 2016 | Updated: 14 April 2016

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The Directive on the re-use of public sector information (Directive 2003/98/EC, known as the 'PSI Directive' revised by Directive 2013/37/EU) establishes as general principle that documents he ...

News | Created by Patrice-Emmanuel Schmitz | Published: 02 April 2016

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The Spanish Royal Decree 4/2010 provides that the Spanish administration will speed-up technology reuse by making applications available under open source conditions. In such case the relevant softwar ...

News | Created by Patrice-Emmanuel Schmitz | Published: 25 March 2016

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On 15 March 2016, the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) launches MYGEOSS a third call for innovative apps in the environmental and social domains. This is an open call for the devel ...

News | Created by Patrice-Emmanuel Schmitz | Published: 18 March 2016

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The European Commission has published on Joinup a new "infographic" on the European Union Public Licence (EUPL).   This legal interoperability tool, launched in 2007, ...

News | Created by Patrice-Emmanuel Schmitz | Published: 16 February 2016

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The Slovenian government developed a demo implementation of its secure e-Delivery system and released it under the EUPL license. According to news published by the ebXML community (Electronic Busines ...

News | Created by Patrice-Emmanuel Schmitz | Published: 11 February 2016

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On 21 January 2016 Eurostat published on Joinup the Eurotrace licence, aimed to the distribution of the Eurotrace statistic software. The licence is published on Joinup: https://joinup.ec.europa ...

News | Created by Patrice-Emmanuel Schmitz | Published: 21 January 2016

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How many projects are licensed under the EUPL? – more than 15 000 ! It looked difficult to answer this question, because of the lack of efficient search tools. Searching the word “EUPL&rd ...

News | Created by Patrice-Emmanuel Schmitz | Published: 18 January 2016

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A brief analysing of the distinction between weak and strong copyleft (sometimes called viral licensing - a pejorative name for copyleft licences) based on the European Directive on the legal protecti ...

News | Created by Patrice-Emmanuel Schmitz | Published: 23 November 2015

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Anni Säär (Estonian Human Rights Centre) and Addi Rull (Tallinn Law School) recently focused on Technology Transfer in the EU, or the importance of exporting strategically important ICT solu ...

News | Created by Patrice-Emmanuel Schmitz | Published: 13 November 2015

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One specific point was raised during the recent June 12th EC workshop “OPEN STANDARDS FOR ICT PROCUREMENT: SAVING WHILE REDUCING ICT LOCK-IN”: How far could software licensed under the EUP ...

News | Created by Patrice-Emmanuel Schmitz | Published: 19 June 2015

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As everyone should know, the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) is a trade agreement currently being negotiated by 24 members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), including the EU. Procuring softwar ...

News | Created by Patrice-Emmanuel Schmitz | Published: 09 June 2015

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(a legal expert opinion) In an open source licence, the impact of a copyleft clause is quite clear: the same licence must be reused when re-distributing the covered work and its direct modifications ...

News | Created by Patrice-Emmanuel Schmitz | Published: 03 April 2015

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As the link with the draft is occasionally broken (!) I have to reload it... ...

Document | Created by Patrice-Emmanuel Schmitz | Created: 08 July 2014 | Updated: 08 July 2014

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After discussion in the EUPL v1.2 forum, this is the EUPL v1.2 draft after 30 Jan 2014 ...

Document | Created by Patrice-Emmanuel Schmitz | Created: 16 June 2014 | Updated: 16 June 2014

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Sentilo Introduction Sentilo is an open source sensor and actuator platform designed to fit in the Smart City architecture of any city that looks for openness and easy interoperability. It has been ...

Document | Created by Malcolm Bain | Created: 22 May 2014 | Updated: 04 June 2014

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A first paper dedicated to the European Union Public Licence (EUPL) has been published in the  International Free and Open Source Law Review (IFOSSLR), which is one of the most serious and scient ...

News | Created by Patrice-Emmanuel Schmitz | Published: 11 December 2013

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This workshop has two panels: First Panel: Licenses for free and open source software (FOSS): intellectual property aspects. Second Panel: Legal aspects of FOSS in public administration ...

Event | Created by Patrice-Emmanuel Schmitz | Event date: 09 July 2013

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