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The European Parliament today approved a EUR 1.9 million budget for the follow-up to the European Commission’s ‘EU Free and Open Source Software Auditing’ project (EU-FOSSA). The nex ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 01 December 2016

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In August this year, the city of Munich completed its two-year switch to Kolab, an open source based suite of groupware and collaboration tools such as email and calendaring. Across the city’s 5 ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 01 December 2016

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The State Duma, the lower house of Russia's Federal Assembly, is working on a law to reduce government dependence on IBM, Microsoft and Oracle. According to Bloomberg, Russian government agencies ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 22 November 2016

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Recommendations from the OSOR workshop at Paris Open Source Summit 2016 Public administrations that want to work with open source communities should organise hackathons and other meetings on softw ...

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

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Pooling resources is in the DNA of free software, yet French local administrations fail to group their software purchases.   Purchasing free software services is still a complicated ta ...

News | Created by Cyrille Chausson | Published: 21 November 2016

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The French Secretary of State in charge of Digital Affairs was speaking at Paris Open Source Summit last week.   “Things have changed. I believe that this government can be credi ...

News | Created by Cyrille Chausson | Published: 21 November 2016

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Hungary’s central government wants to reduce its dependency on a handful of IT vendors. To begin with, a decision taken last week aims to reduce the use of a proprietary office productivity suit ...

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

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The Parliament of Navarre, one of Spain’s autonomous regions, wants the region to switch to free and open source software. A resolution urging the government to draft a migration plan was adopte ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 14 November 2016

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The UK Government Digital Service (GDS) has been running PostgreSQL for one year now to power the GOV.UK portal. This open-source database system hosts the central content store underlying the portal, ...

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

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The European Commission Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) is using open source tools for its interoperability testing. On Wednesday, the DG published a call for tender, specify ...

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

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Denmark’s tax authorities (SKAT) are looking for a service provider that can help them with their tax account system, which uses Apache and Linux servers. SKAT on Wednesday published new informa ...

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

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Municipalities in Hungary should be able to use modern, web based eLearning tools to train their staff. To make this possible, Hungary’s State Treasury is looking for a service provider to help ...

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

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Region to switch to proprietary cloud office alternative For the second time this year, an Italian public administration is ending its use of open source office productivity software. A source in ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 01 November 2016

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By 2020, 40% of public administration ICT systems in Slovakia should use open source software. This open source target is part of the country’s ICT architecture, which was updated in September. ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 31 October 2016

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When implementing free and open source desktop software, public administrations should gather feedback through user surveys, says Eric Ficheux, change management specialist at Nantes Métropole, ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 31 October 2016

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France is continuing to improve its fiscal transparency by opening the source code of three new algorithms, and has promoted use of this code through a hackaton called #CodeGouv. The three algorithms ...

News | Created by Cyrille Chausson | Published: 30 October 2016

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Poland is to create a central source code repository, aiming to facilitate sharing and reuse of ICT solutions. The repository is part of an overhaul of the country’s eGovernment strategy, which ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 29 October 2016

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On Wednesday, the European Parliament agreed to a follow-up to the European Commission’s ‘EU Free and Open Source Software Auditing’ project (EU-Fossa). The plan for the next phase i ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 29 October 2016

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UK’s GDS theme is now available in open source Bootstrap variant Public administrations that need to make their websites comply with rules on accessibility and open standards should consider ...

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

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‘The longer you use open source, the more you save’ Switching to open source means an end to the recurring charges from proprietary software vendors, says Eric Ficheux, change manageme ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 25 October 2016

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