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The UK Government Digital Service (GDS) is looking for an Open Source Lead, or "Chief Penguin", as The Register prefers to call the new position. According to the job description on LinkedI ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 23 August 2016

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Proprietary licences that are very complex, impossible to comply with, and abused to squeeze customers are frustrating public agencies in their effort to make IT infrastructures more open and interope ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 23 August 2016

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The Austrian government will award up to EUR 200,000 for open source projects on eGovernent, eHealth, eLearning, eInclusion, or commercial products and services. “Open source has beneficial macr ...

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

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The source code for the Pléiade eGovernment services platform, a case management system that is used by hundreds of municipalities in the Vendée (France), is available as open source. Th ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 19 August 2016

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Île-de-France - the Paris Region - will publish as open source Babylone, its software solution to aggregate and manage information on elected officials. The region’s administration hopes o ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 18 August 2016

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Over the next three years, US federal agencies will be required to publish at least 20 percent of their newly-made custom software as open source. This requirement is part of a pilot established by th ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 12 August 2016

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Now piloting use of Ubuntu Linux The police force in Lithuania have switched to using LibreOffice. This free and open source suite of office productivity tools is implemented on over 8000 workstat ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 11 August 2016

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The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is organising a workshop on the conundrum between FRAND intellectual property rights (patents) and open source software. The organisation, on ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 09 August 2016

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Ministry welcomes comments on draft clauses for contracts and procurement Poland’s Ministry of Digital Affairs is nudging the country’s public administrations to share and reuse ICT so ...

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

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Future funding of Epoptes by Greece is uncertain It’s a textbook example of public administration software reuse. The city of Valencia (Spain) is one of the many users of Epoptes, software f ...

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

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The French government is trying out various open source-based alternatives for building its own cloud computing infrastructure, writes SGMAP. “Free software enables modernisation of IT systems, ...

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

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EU-FOSSA Survey received over 3000 comments The European Commission is preparing a software source code security audit on two software solutions, Apache HTTP server and Keepass, a password manager ...

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

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Adullact unveils Comptoir du Libre - focussing on public administration decision makers Adullact, the French organisation for public administrations using free software, has unveiled a new website ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 08 July 2016

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The Spanish city of Ciudad Real is to switch to using free and open source software. A resolution by the city’s Ganemos party to use open source for all of the city’s 400 PC workstations, ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 08 July 2016

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In September, at the start of the new school year, the iVIS Incident Reporting Application will be launched. It will be used by the Ådalsskolan secondary school in Kramfors, Sweden. The other se ...

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

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The government of Italy will stop highlighting the importance of an open, interoperable ICT architecture. The government will no longer require the Agency for the Digitalisation of the Public Sector ( ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 07 July 2016

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Belgian, British and German advocates of open source in healthcare want to join efforts, hoping to raise interest, and to strengthen the network of healthcare software specialists. A conference is ten ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 07 July 2016

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Software Heritage archive starts with 2.6 million source files France's national computer science institute, Inria, has unveiled its Software Heritage archive. The project aims to “colle ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 07 July 2016

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Following last year’s successful pilot, the French city of Grenoble is this year moving eight more schools to a completely free and open source stack. France’s 16th largest city, is using ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 07 July 2016

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Tablexia is an educational app created to support the development of cognitive abilities. It is designed primarily for children with dyslexia in secondary schools. Originally available only in the two ...

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

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