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‘Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund’ (German Federal Pension Insurance) the largest of the country’s 16 pension insurers, is increasing its use of open source solutions. The fund uses ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 03 February 2016

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For the second time in just three months, the European Parliament has called on the European Commission to to increase the share of free and open source software. On 19 January, in a so-called own-ini ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 02 February 2016

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New Digital Law equates source code to public information The French Parliament has last week approved a first draft law for a Digital Republic, which encourages the use of free software by the co ...

News | Created by Cyrille Chausson | Published: 02 February 2016

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‘Involved teachers bridge the gap between users and technicians’ Three teachers and a handful of volunteers working on the decade-old project that introduces schools in the Italian pro ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 28 January 2016

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The government of Galicia (Spain) has made available conference videos, presentation slides and training material that focus on the use of free and open source software by Non-Governmental Organisatio ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 27 January 2016

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Open source tool allows sharing of public sector datasets Open data portals in Italy, Sweden and Belgium are working on validators for the EC’s DCAT-AP. Data portals that use the World Wide ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 27 January 2016

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The city of Oviedo, capital of Spain’s Principality of Asturias, in December unveiled Oviedoparticipa.es. This citizen participation and open government platform is based on Madrid’s decid ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 26 January 2016

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OpenMaxims, an electronic patient record system developed in the United Kingdom and made available as open source software, is now used by three more UK hospitals. The software solution is implemented ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 26 January 2016

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The smart city activities of Riga and the intelligent transport systems devised by Latvia’s state road department are two of the many topics in next week’s “Open Technologies and Sma ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 22 January 2016

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The Open Source Initiative has approved the three open source licences written by the government of the Canadian province of Quebec. The Licence Libre du Québec (Québec Free and Open-Sou ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 20 January 2016

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Fair procurement also still a long way to go, says trade association Public administrations in Portugal are turning to open source ICT solutions slower than anticipated by ESOP, a trade associatio ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 15 January 2016

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The French Parliament wants to make it mandatory for the country’s public administrations to make public the source code of its custom-built software solutions. An amendment to France’s up ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 13 January 2016

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Government ignored 3rd most-popular citizens’ proposal The French government should make the use of free software a priority in its Law for the Digital Republic (La République num&eac ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 13 January 2016

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Amtega, Galicia's agency for technological modernisation, has published the Abalar educational system as open source. The software was developed for the Abalar project that aims to integrate ICT i ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 07 January 2016

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Last month, the British intelligence agency GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) published its first public project under the Apache 2 open source license. Just after opening an account on t ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 06 January 2016

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Using telecom law offers fundamental advantages over competition law to remedy monopolised ICT market sectors and in eGovernment initiatives, says Felix Greve, a German lawyer specialised in IT-law. I ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 30 December 2015

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Plans to transition schools to Ubuntu and Debian Linux Grenoble, France’s 16th largest city, is committed to the use of free software. This type of ICT solutions facilitaties the sharing of ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 24 December 2015

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Hundreds of Linux servers at Belgian railways Infrabel, Belgium’s government-owned railway network management company, is requesting services and support for two enterprise Linux systems, Re ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 23 December 2015

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Portugal’s online government gazette, Diário da República Eletrónico (DRE), runs on open source components, including enterprise content management system Liferay and Java a ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 23 December 2015

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Improvements to IT project management tool to be shared publicly The Danish municipality of Roskilde is looking for service specialists to help support and extend Kitos, an open source IT project ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 23 December 2015

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