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Renewed policy emphasises sharing and reuse of IT solutions The government of the autonomous region of Galicia (Spain) will continue to encourage the use of free and open source software solutions ...

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

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Swedish public administrations have to get rid of IT vendor lock-in, members of parliament and key government representatives agreed at a meeting last week. Public administrations must gain the expert ...

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

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A group of British IT health care specialists have tailored the Ubuntu Linux distribution for use by the UK’s national health service (NHS) on its workstations. The alpha version of NHSbuntu was ...

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

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The European Investment Bank (EIB), the non-profit lending institution of the European Union, will provide EUR 25 million in funding to the eponymous Finnish company behind the MariaDB open-source dat ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 09 May 2017

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The majority (75%) of municipalities in the Walloon region of Belgium are now using open source software and services. In the region 261 cities, towns, villages and other public administrations are us ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 05 May 2017

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On 24 March, the government of Italy started ‘Developers Italia’ a digital government transformation team and software development community focusing on open source software development. S ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 05 May 2017

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Nearly half of all municipalities (960 out of 2000) in France’s former Bourgogne (Burgundy) region (now Bourgogne-Franche-Comté) are relying on open source-based services for several admi ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 05 May 2017

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Oskari, the online geographic map-building tool that was originally developed by the National Land Survey of Finland, is joining the OSGeo foundation, hoping to become one of the world’s standar ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 05 May 2017

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After sucessfully introducing the ProZorro portal for public procurement in Ukraine, the people behind it now hope to introduce the platform in at least one EU country. We are currently investigating ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 04 May 2017

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The city of Madrid (Spain) should do a feasibility study to see if it can switch to free and open source software, one of its citizens has proposed on Consul, the city’s eParticipation portal. ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 02 May 2017

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Paris’ public housing agency Régie Immobilière de la Ville de Paris (RIVP) is reusing Consul, the eParticipation portal built by the city of Madrid, available as open source softwa ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 02 May 2017

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OS2, an open source community open to all Danish public agencies, is in the middle of a professionalisation process. Over the last year, our focus has been on governance, says Business Manager Rasmus ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 02 May 2017

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The French city of Nantes (Nantes Métropole) has released an open source tool used to schedule its migration to LibreOffice. The shift from proprietary software to the free and open source Libr ...

News | Created by Cyrille Chausson | Published: 29 April 2017

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Scientific publishing house Elsevier has just launched the first issue of HardwareX, an open access journal on the free and open-source design, building and customising of scientific infrastructure (h ...

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

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The EU’s Publication Office has just published the source code for a prototype of an eParticipation portal, allowing citizens to help draft EU legislative proposals. The code for the prototype i ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 27 April 2017

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Projects that publish source code without a licence weaken the reusability of their code, warns Stefano Gentile, a copyright and trademark specialist working for the European Commission’s Joint ...

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

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In October 2016, the association Droit des Lycéens, which represents French high school students and helps them assert their rights, finally obtained the source code of an algorithm that influe ...

News | Created by Cyrille Chausson | Published: 24 April 2017

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A data visualisation application developed in 2015 by the Czech Ministry of Finance, is helping to promote the publication of open data, and is making the case for open source software development acr ...

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

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Public administrations that switch to an open source software model and contracting for services, also transform the costs previously spent on acquisition and maintenance into budget for research, dev ...

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

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The German federal state of Thuringia will join North RhineWestphalia, Baden-Württemberg, Hamburg and Hesse and start using OSiP, a system for performing security checks for staff access to sensi ...

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

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