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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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The government of Aragon (Spain) has published updates of the open source software it uses for 25 eGovernment services. The updates have been available at the repository of Spain’s Centre for Technolo ...

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

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The government of Galicia (Spain) has made available three open source solutions over the past year, one for PC classrooms, one for land-management, and a third for computer network enhancement. The t ...

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

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The Russian Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications has announced a plan to replace proprietary software with open source and locally produced software. The plan is one of the measures aimed at pr ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 23 June 2015

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The 'Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik' (BSI, the German Federal Office for Information Security) qualifies ownCloud as a modern, internet-based successor to the proprie ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 20 June 2015

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The Dutch Association of Research Quality Assurance, a trade group representing about 600 health care institutions and suppliers, is to assist in validating open source software solutions for use in h ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 18 June 2015

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Ships in the Arctic and Antarctic are turning to using open source software that helps them navigate near or in sea ice-infested waters. This year, the tools are to be used by the Swedish icebreaker O ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 17 June 2015

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France’s nuclear energy and defence research institute CEA is looking for help with maintenance of Postgresql, an open source relational database management system. The institute this week publi ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 11 June 2015

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The Dutch Kadaster (Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency) has switched to using Postgresql for four of its major business solutions. “Open source allows us to deliver services at lower cos ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 11 June 2015

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‘Open source restores our financial scalability’ Public administrations that switch to open source regain financial scalability, says Jan-Taeke Schuilenga, IT architect at DUO, the Dut ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 10 June 2015

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Public administrations that continue to ignore the policy to implement open standards in their ICT solutions should be fined, says Dutch MP Astrid Oosenbrug. “Public administrations should come ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 09 June 2015

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Almost two-thirds (64 per cent) of Internet Exchange Points are now using BIRD, an open source router solution maintained by the Czech CZ.NIC Association, taking first place from proprietary routers. ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 08 June 2015

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The government of the autonomous region of Galicia (Spain) is inviting the region’s universities to nominate open source projects for its annual Best Project award. The first prize is EUR 1500 a ...

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

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Four case studies published the past weeks by the gvSIG community show the usefulness of this suite of open source Geographic Information Systems. The cases detail the gvSIG use by public administrati ...

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

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Renater, France’s research and education telecom network, is probably the first public administration outside of Spain to use LibrePlan, an open source project management solution, assumes Jeroe ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 05 June 2015

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