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Europe’s public administrations should support the use of open source in all sectors of the economy and in public administration, a study for the European Commission’s Directorate-General ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 20 March 2017

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The German City of Giessen is using open source software for IT Service Management (ITSM) functions in its municipal energy supply. The most visible part of the setup is openITCOCKPIT, a web-based fro ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 20 March 2017

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Schools and vocational colleges in Cologne, Aachen, Essen and other towns are using open source-based cloud eLearning and collaboration software. The cloud service, Ucloud4schools, is based on the Nex ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 08 March 2017

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Free and open source software advocates in Albania are going to ask candidates in the June parliamentary elections about their plans for free software. The campaign will be kicked off by Open Labs lat ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 08 March 2017

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The ongoing software development for the next version of Joinup, the European Commission’s digital government collaboration platform, is one of the key presentations at DrupalCamp Transylvania, ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 07 March 2017

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Public administrations that want to maintain open source software solutions should give their IT staff time to work on these and other open source projects, recommends Anna Shipman, the Open Source Le ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 06 March 2017

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The city of Malaga (Spain) has announced that it is making available several extensions that it developed for the town’s open data portal, which is based on CKAN. The extensions include one to c ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 06 March 2017

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Greenland’s next generation public records system is being built as open source. Last autumn, a contract was awarded to Denmark’s Magenta, an open source IT specialist, the company announc ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 06 March 2017

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Across Europe, IT press, free software advocates and public administrations are following the council debate in the German city of Munich. On 15 February, the city council discussed a proposed retu ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 03 March 2017

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Italy’s Ministry of Defence is sharing the eLearning course that it developed together with LibreItalia, the Italian promoters of LibreOffice. The course is made available via the LibreItalia we ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 03 March 2017

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The Making Sense project has completed its beta pilots, in which citizens measure environmental problems in air, water and soil, and noise pollution, using open source hardware (OSH). To that purpose, ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 28 February 2017

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The Open Government Partnership (OGP) recently launched the OGP Toolbox, bringing together digital tools to promote openness in government and improve democracy. Development of the platform started at ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 28 February 2017

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European cloud computing should be built on open standards and open source, says the European Parliament. Last week, the EP adopted its motion on the European Cloud Initiative, emphasising the importa ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 24 February 2017

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The administration of Ventspils, Latvia’s sixth largest city, is an avid user of free and open source software. The main benefits: cost and resource optimisation. In recent years, the city ha ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 23 February 2017

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There are just a few more weeks left to register for the Sharing and Reuse Conference 2017. The conference will take place In Lisbon (Portugal) on 29 March.   The Sharing and Resue Conference ...

News | Created by Joinup Editor | Published: 22 February 2017

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Two researchers at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) are launching the Open Patent Office, aiming to aggregate innovative ideas to defend them from being blocked by patents. Patents no longer c ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 15 February 2017

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The Latvian National Archives have won the “Most Open Organisation” award for their extensive use of free and open source software for their online audiovisual archive. The system combines ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 14 February 2017

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Rdwd, an open source software solution developed at at the Institute of Earth and Environmental Science at Potsdam University (Germany) is making it easy to study records made public by the German wea ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 13 February 2017

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SOFA an open source human body simulator used for training medical students and for preparing medical interventions, is being used by an increasing number of research centres and companies, says Hugo ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 13 February 2017

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FSFE to call on council members to vote against proposal Within three years, the city of Munich could abandon its open source workstation strategy. A proposal to end the Limux project and revert t ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 10 February 2017

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