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The combination of open source and open standards ensures long-term preservation of electronic records and prevents IT vendor lock-in, says Luciano Ammenti, head of the IT department at the Vatican Li ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 22 May 2015

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Using open source in school greatly reduces the time needed to troubleshoot PCs, shows the case of the Colegio Agustinos de León (Augustinian College of León, Spain). In 2013, the school ...

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

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Provides access to regional personal electronic health records system Germany’s Rhine-Neckar metropolitan area, with the three states of Baden Wuerttemberg, Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate, a ...

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

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Software projects in health care would benefit from increased collaboration, using open source, exchanging know-how and open documentation, say experts from IsfTeH, International Society for Telemedic ...

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

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Gecamed, an open source Electronic Health Record system developed in Luxembourg since 2007, is already used by more than 10 per cent of all general practitioners in the country. It is also the first E ...

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

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Researchers: Cost savings appear no reason to switch Political commitment and innovative individuals are crucial to get public administrations to switch to open source software, conclude researche ...

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

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Using the proprietary OOXML document format, i.e. docx, pptx and xlsx, makes you more vulnerable to phishing and other attacks. Earlier this month, the Japanese anti-virus company Trend Micro publis ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 06 May 2015

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Switzerland’s public administrations are increasingly turning to using open source, according to the country’s IT trade group SwissICT and the open source advocacy group /ch/open. Like in ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 04 May 2015

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The city administration of Helsinki (Finland) will prefer open source software solutions for new IT solutions. The city council on 13 April adopted a new IT strategy, emphasising a preference for open ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 04 May 2015

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France is about to overhaul its policy on the interoperability of government IT systems. The current proposal would be a boost for the Open Document Format (ODF), selected as a standard for editable d ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 04 May 2015

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The European Union should finance initiatives that increase security and privacy of open source solutions, and set up certification schemes for essential open source tools, IT security experts recomme ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 22 April 2015

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Open source has helped Estradas de Portugal, Portugal’s road authority, to reduce IT costs while increasing flexibility. EP is using Odoo, an open source solution for management assets. Odoo is ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 21 April 2015

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The Greens in the German parliament want the government to shore up support for open source. The politicians are working with the Free Software Foundation Europe, to figure out the most convincing arg ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 20 April 2015

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The Dutch government’s lack of vendor independence is too high a cost for society, the Dutch Parliament concludes. The government should enforce its policy on open standards in ICT procurement a ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 16 April 2015

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For its Summer of Code open source development traineeships, the European Space Agency (ESA) is looking for sponsors to increase the number of students and projects and to help with promotion. “ ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 16 April 2015

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The Eötvös University and Szeged University in Hungary are increasing their use of EuroOffice and the Open Document Format (ODF), reports MultiRáció, the Budapest-based ICT fir ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 15 April 2015

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The Basque Parliament is planning to overhaul its workflow, wishing to increase its use of digital identity and electronic signature solutions. The Basque Parliament is using Sinadura, an open sourc ...

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

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The European Commission should stop using PDF for online application forms, say five European groups campaigning for open standards and free and open source software. The EC should instead switch to m ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 02 April 2015

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Switzerland’s statutory law might be changed to allow federal public administrations to publish their software as open source, reports the Swiss Parliamentary Group on Digital Sustainability. Th ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 02 April 2015

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Computer Science students are not learning the skills they need for working in the modern free and open source-friendly of software development, says Scott Wilson, service manager at OSS Watch, a serv ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 01 April 2015

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