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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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Code is public, yet not under an open source licence The source code of the BeeGFS cluster file system has been published by its developers, the Fraunhofer Center for High Performance Computing in ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 04 March 2016

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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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The key IT principles for Sweden’s government cloud services should be vendor-independence, open standards and open source, experts recommend. On Tuesday, the government shared service centre (S ...

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

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SOFA an open source human body simulator used for training medical students and for preparing medical interventions, is being used by an increasing number of research centres and companies, says Hugo ...

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

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Support for open source office tools included, almost from the start The French government has updated Mareva, a set of spreadsheets and instructions that help public administrations to determine ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 10 February 2017

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Two researchers at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) are launching the Open Patent Office, aiming to aggregate innovative ideas to defend them from being blocked by patents. Patents no longer c ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 15 February 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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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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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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Italy’s Ministry of Defence is sharing the eLearning course that it developed together with LibreItalia, the Italian promoters of LibreOffice. The course is made available via the LibreItalia we ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 03 March 2017

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Across Europe, IT press, free software advocates and public administrations are following the council debate in the German city of Munich. On 15 February, the city council discussed a proposed retu ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 03 March 2017

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The Making Sense project has completed its beta pilots, in which citizens measure environmental problems in air, water and soil, and noise pollution, using open source hardware (OSH). To that purpose, ...

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

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