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‘Designed to handle tens of thousands of workstations’ The government of Spain’s Andalusia has revamped its free and open source desktop, aimed to become the region’s stand ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 31 July 2015

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Requirements added to preliminary criteria for eGovernment projects The civil society organisation Obshtestvo.bg Foundation has been pressing as well as helping the Bulgarian government to incorpo ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 31 July 2015

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The Bulgarian government has added open source as a requirement to its 'Preliminary criteria for the eligibility of eGovernment projects'. The document states that: all rights with re ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 30 July 2015

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Two IT trade associations in the Slovak Republic are objecting the renewal of a proprietary software licence contract negotiated by the country’s Ministry of Finance for all government organisat ...

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

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Italian proponents of the use of free and open source software by public administrations are protesting a decision by the town of Pesaro to switch from using OpenOffice to a proprietary cloud-based of ...

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

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The Decentralized Administration of Peloponnese, Western Greece and the Ionian is recommending the use of open source software solutions for its Geographic Information Systems. A memo from the IT depa ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 29 July 2015

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Croatia’s Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection has become one of the country’s major users of open source solutions. The software is making possible two geospatial service platfor ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 28 July 2015

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Organisations setting ICT standards should be open, as this improves their standards and contributes to their implementation in software, concludes a group of Swedish researchers. “Standards get ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 27 July 2015

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The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is nurturing a growing number of communities of software developers working on open source solutions. NHS’ Code4Health team is now supporting 17 comm ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 27 July 2015

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The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has updated the ODF open document format standard for office application. ODF version 1.2 was published on 17 June. “ODF is the best cho ...

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

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Shropshire council (UK) is about to launch its Umbraco LocalGov Intranet Starter Kit, an open source solution intended especially for public administrations, based on its own Intranet - itself inspire ...

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

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The French government has published templates to be used by procurement officers when requesting free software-based ICT solutions. The templates include intellectual property clauses, and clarify the ...

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

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Belgium’s police forces are increasingly switching to open source web technology. The federal police and already 49 local police forces across the country are using the openpolice.be platform fo ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 21 July 2015

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The European Commission is about to make available as open source a prototype of LEOS, a software solution for drafting and automatic processing of legal texts. The software currently supports legal t ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 07 July 2015

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The Greek city of Livadeia has moved to the LibreOffice suite of office productivity tools, replacing a proprietary alternative, the city administration announced in May. The switch is part of the cit ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 03 July 2015

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Mandating open ICT standards and demanding interoperable ICT systems will lower the costs of government ICT systems, while increasing performance, agree one hundred French ICT firms working with open ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 02 July 2015

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The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is expected to rule within weeks on the practice of forced sale of licences for operating systems and other software bundled with computing devices. O ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 02 July 2015

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France’s tax department is willing to make the source code available for its income tax software system, says Axelle Lemaire, minister responsible for Digital Affairs. However, preparation takes ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 02 July 2015

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The city of Poznań (Poland) on 20 and 21 June co-organised, a combination of a workshops and a hackathon aiming to deliver prototypes of smart phone applications for citizen participation. The city is ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 02 July 2015

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Advocates of free software are protesting a tender by the school board of the Spanish region of Extremadura requesting proprietary software licences. The advocacy group, Extremadura Focus Initiative, ...

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

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