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The city of Helsinki in Finland is progressively making more of its data, APIs and software source code publicly available, in tandem with the city’s growing number of open source software devel ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 22 September 2017

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With their lacklustre approach to free software, German public services remain behind other European member states, says the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE). When asked, the current governing p ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 21 September 2017

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Rennes, France’s eleventh largest city, aims to get rid of IT vendor lock-in. To begin with, the city will switch to Zimbra, an open source-based collaboration and email solution. Next year, it ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 21 September 2017

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Hiring managers are increasingly looking for open source professionals, and two thirds of them say that the numbers of these specialists they hire will increase more than other areas of their business ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 01 September 2017

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Four of the five main political parties on the ballot for Germany’s parliamentary elections on 24 September favour the use of free and open source software for public services, according to the ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 01 September 2017

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The city of Trieste (Italy) is donating depreciated PC workstations to schools, public services and non-profit organisations. The workstations will be refurbished solely with free and open source soft ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 01 September 2017

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Estonia is considering the issue of crypto-tokens, which would make it (almost) the first country to attract investment through an Initial Coin Offering (ICO). The scheme would let buyers of the new e ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 31 August 2017

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The French government has clarified its new rules on combatting VAT fraud to allow the continued use of free and open source software. In June, the Ministry of Public Action and Accounts confirms that ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 31 August 2017

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One month before the German federal elections, which take place on 24 September, the socialist party Die Linke (The Left) presented its '10 Points for a digital agenda'. Open standards and ope ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 30 August 2017

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The Dutch National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has published its Privacy Enhanced Filter (PEF) as open source software. The PEF tool is a research prototype that removes privacy-sensitive information ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 16 August 2017

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To stop losing control over its digital assets, the Portuguese government should make a sincere move to free and open source software, the country’s open source trade group ESOP says. The busine ...

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

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The autonomous province of Trento (Italy) is revitalising its promotion of the use of free and open source software in education. In the coming months, the province will provide schools with training ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 09 August 2017

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19.07.2017, Tirana.    The municipality of Tirana, the biggest municipality in the country serving over 800,000 citizens, decided to make an important move onto open source techno ...

News | Created by Albania Editor | Published: 19 July 2017

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Only ten days left to submit an expression of interest The European Commission is looking for companies with experience in organising bug-bounties. The EC wants to run a small-scale bug bounty on ...

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

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The council of Mappano (Italy) is calling for public administrations to share their IT solutions. The Mappano municipality is starting from scratch, and the new council has decided to build its IT inf ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 26 June 2017

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Norway’ Brønnøysundregistrene (Brønnøysund Register Centre), the government agency managing many of the country’s public registers and digital information excha ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 22 June 2017

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The UK’s Bolton NHS Trust, with its headquarters at the Royal Bolton Hospital, has extended OpenEyes, a web-based patient records system for ophthalmology. The health services provider has funde ...

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

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The government of Galicia (Spain) is to add 70 more libraries to its newly developed, Koha-based, integrated library management system, called Kohabib. The open source software solution allows librari ...

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

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OpenVaccin is the most recent addition to OpenMairie suite The city of Arles (France) has made OpenVaccin, a vaccination management solution, available as free software. The code, which is publish ...

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

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Ten towns in Sweden are pooling time and money to organise the selection of ICT standards used for school administration software. The municipalities are leading a consortium that includes commercial ...

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

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