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The UK Government Digital Service (GDS) has released a 'Technical Architects recruitment guide'. The agency hopes to attract more technical architects by describing its recruitment process, th ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 21 April 2017

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Using open source software and avoiding proprietary products is the only way to structurally prevent vendor lock-in. This principle has once again become clear from two procurement announcements recen ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 19 April 2017

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This week, a new version of the ODF Toolkit was released. The most notable change in version 0.6.2-incubating is the password encryption and encryption manifest handling in the underlying ODFDOM libra ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 14 April 2017

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IT infrastructures at government administrations all over Europe are largely based on proprietary, closed software from Microsoft. With digital systems constantly growing in size as well as importance ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 14 April 2017

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Last month, the Portuguese Ministry of Health started a pilot to make it easier for citizens to get 'proof of fitness', a requirement to obtain or renew a driving licence. For this purpose, th ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 12 April 2017

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Unesco, the UN’s education, science and cultural organisation, is throwing its weight behind the Software Heritage project.  Unesco will help the project become more widely-known, by (co)or ...

News | Created by Cyrille Chausson | Published: 10 April 2017

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I would estimate that almost 30 percent of the software we are using (in administration and in 25 schools) is based on open source, Herbert Rettberg, IT manager at the German City of Göppingen sa ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 07 April 2017

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France has extended its reference list of free software (SILL - Socle Interministériel de logiciel libre), including  Cloud Computing, virtualisation and new development tools. SILL 2017 ...

News | Created by Cyrille Chausson | Published: 31 March 2017

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It is entirely possible to use open source in a highly regulated environment such as air traffic control, says Dr Gerolf Ziegenhain, Head of Linux Competence & Service Centre (LCSC) in Mainz (Germ ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 29 March 2017

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The German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) is using the Pentaho Business Intelligence (BI) suite to perform business analytics for the deployment of police officers. The organisation aggregates informa ...

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

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The city of Dortmund, Germany’s 8th largest city, is rapidly increasing its use of Linux. From 2015 to 2016, the number of Linux servers rose by 21%, from 200 to 242. The rise of Linux server ...

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

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The Dutch government should create its own version of the US federal source code repository Code.gov, a government-commissioned study recommends. Here, Dutch public administrations could share the sou ...

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

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Europe’s public administrations should support the use of open source in all sectors of the economy and in public administration, a study for the European Commission’s Directorate-General ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 20 March 2017

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The German City of Giessen is using open source software for IT Service Management (ITSM) functions in its municipal energy supply. The most visible part of the setup is openITCOCKPIT, a web-based fro ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 20 March 2017

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Schools and vocational colleges in Cologne, Aachen, Essen and other towns are using open source-based cloud eLearning and collaboration software. The cloud service, Ucloud4schools, is based on the Nex ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 08 March 2017

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Free and open source software advocates in Albania are going to ask candidates in the June parliamentary elections about their plans for free software. The campaign will be kicked off by Open Labs lat ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 08 March 2017

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The ongoing software development for the next version of Joinup, the European Commission’s digital government collaboration platform, is one of the key presentations at DrupalCamp Transylvania, ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 07 March 2017

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Public administrations that want to maintain open source software solutions should give their IT staff time to work on these and other open source projects, recommends Anna Shipman, the Open Source Le ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 06 March 2017

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The city of Malaga (Spain) has announced that it is making available several extensions that it developed for the town’s open data portal, which is based on CKAN. The extensions include one to c ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 06 March 2017

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Greenland’s next generation public records system is being built as open source. Last autumn, a contract was awarded to Denmark’s Magenta, an open source IT specialist, the company announc ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 06 March 2017

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