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Sweden should bolster its competence on the use of open source and open standards in public administrations, a study for the country’s Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation recommends. Public ad ...

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

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The 2012 European Directive on Standardisation needs to be revised, three researchers on ICT standards say. The directive is hindering European companies that wish to implement software standards. Neg ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 24 May 2016

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Open source solutions – primarily in software but increasingly also in hardware – cost roughly one tenth of proprietary offerings. The switch to open source software enables financial and ...

News | Created by Robert Steele | Published: 23 May 2016

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Open source office alternatives on government PCs The government of Hungary intends to increase public administrations’ use of open source software and open standards. A decree published on ...

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

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Two German legal experts have published the fourth edition of their review of legal issues regarding the use of free software. The book by Till Jaeger, a Berlin-based lawyer specialised in legal issue ...

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

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OOXML remains but is not recommended The French government has updated the interoperablity guidelines (RGI – Référence Général d’Intéropérabil ...

News | Created by Cyrille Chausson | Published: 19 May 2016

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The first nine courses have been made available online on 21 April by EduOpen, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform developed by a consortium of 14 universities across Italy and the country&rs ...

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

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"In space no one can hear you code" The European Space Agency will start its 6th Summer of Code on 1 June. ESA will this week select students for 24 open source software projects. The pa ...

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

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CTO: Preferred suppliers offer flexibility, not lock-in Open source’s inherent flexibility maximises IT value, says Mikael Norberg, CTO at Sweden’s Social Insurance Agency (Förs&a ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 17 May 2016

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The Estonian Ministry of Finance is looking for a service provider to host, maintain and support its open-source-based portal infrastructure. The framework contract runs for three years and has an est ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 10 May 2016

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The Italian Ministry of Defence expects to save 26-29 million Euro over the coming years by using LibreOffice. The LibreDifesa project aims to eventually migrate all of the organisation's well ove ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 09 May 2016

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The Unified Patent Court is the institution that will unify the management of patent claims across the member States reducing costs and complexity especially for the smaller patent holders.   T ...

News | Created by Paolo Vecchi | Published: 05 May 2016

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So what's the EC's current stand with forcing citizens to use Adobe's proprietary, closed technology and only Windows or Mac for submission of H2020 projects? With Adobe retiring Linu ...

News | Created by Lorenzo Sutton | Published: 03 May 2016

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Commissioner suggests open source to help with cloud standardisation Industry-friendly open source licences should become the norm for building data platforms, for the web, and for digital consume ...

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

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The Bulgarian parliament is likely to approve plans to start a repository for software developed by or for the government. The source code store is to be managed by a new organisation, the eGovernment ...

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

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Many more opportunities for its customer relationship management software Ireland’s police force, An Garda Síochána, is tentatively considering using the open source version of ...

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

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The primary school in Saint Léger en Yvelines (France) has almost completely switched to using free software, reports the village’s Deputy Mayor Olivier Guillard. “Do not underestim ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 21 April 2016

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Aim is to foster adoption in public administration Governments that want to increase the use of open source software by public administrations should encourage the growth of an open source service ...

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

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Blames diversity of IT landscape, not open source The city of Munich (Germany) has published the first part of a report on improving the city’s IT performance. The report by Accenture, a con ...

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

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Switches to proprietary cloud-based office service The government of Italy's South Tyrol province will end its LibreOffice migration project, and instead intends to switch to a proprietary clo ...

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

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