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The University of Oviedo in Asturias, one of Spain’s autonomous communities, is studying ways to increase its use of free and open source software, reports La Nueva España, a newspaper. U ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 13 January 2017

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Software that is developed in research projects funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme should be published under a free software licence, says the Free Software Foundation Eu ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 13 January 2017

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It was true for 2015, and it is true this year too. In our 2015 annual report, we reported that, in general, news that covers the software running on desktops in public administrations gets the most h ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 28 December 2016

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The Education and Training Board of the City of Dublin has signed a EUR 158,400 support contract for its current Moodle eLearning environment, it announced in late November. The city’s cloud-hos ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 28 December 2016

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The Swiss Federal Department for Building and Logistics (BBL) is looking for providers of ICT services with experience in the use of GeoNetwork, open source tools for geolocation information. BBL hope ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 28 December 2016

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With its emphasis on open source and open data, and modular, interoperable ICT solutions, OS2 is challenging Denmark’s incumbent public administration ICT organisations. The community favours sm ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 28 December 2016

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Openstack and CEPH implementation is an example to peers in government and industry The Dutch government’s data centre in Groningen (ODC-Noord) is setting a standard for government-hosted cl ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 23 December 2016

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This month, the two Spanish cities of Toledo and Chiloeches joined the Madrid open source software project for citizen participation. The Consul platform was originally created by the City of Madrid l ...

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

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The Slovenian Ministry of Public Administration has launched a new National Open Data Portal (OPSI). The portal has been built on CKAN, the most popular open source software platform for storing and p ...

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

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Open source software provides an easy and affordable way to improve existing public services. According to the EC report 'Analysis of the Value of New Generation of eGovernment Services and How Ca ...

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

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Sales by France’s ICT companies specialising in free and open source software and related services have grown by 15% on average in the period October 2015 - October 2016, reports the Conseil Nat ...

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

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Open source development practices will create further communities of developers, not only in software but also in hardware (Open Source Hardware, OSH) and "wetware", for example in do-it-you ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 21 December 2016

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Industry in France and Germany should embrace open source, the governments of both countries say in the closing statement of the German-French digital conference in Berlin on 13 December. Open source ...

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

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The use of open source technology is a core part of a project to document Greek government procedures. The project, involving 200 public administration staff and university researchers, is creating or ...

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

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Pooling development of portals for 15 public administrations in North Rhine-Westphalia German ICT service providers are pooling their work on public administration portals, leveraging open source ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 16 December 2016

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Members of parliament in Aragon, one of Spain’s autonomous communities, are urging the government to increase the use of open source software in education. On 2 December, parliamentarians asked ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 16 December 2016

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The European Commission is looking to hire ICT staff that can help implement open source-based office automation. The open source expertise is a small part of a larger call for new hires that was publ ...

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

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The Canton of Geneva (Switzerland) has published the first components of the source code of its electronic voting system as open source code, under the GNU Affero general public license. The software ...

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

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The United States of America and three EU Member states - Bulgaria, France and the United Kingdom - have pledged support for the open source policy, making it an official part of the ‘Paris Decl ...

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

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Next week, the government of Bulgaria will make the European Union Public Licence (EUPL) the preferred licence to be used for governmental software development projects. An ordinance, to be adopted on ...

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

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