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The government of the Republika Srpska is one of the main sponsors of DebConf11, an annual conference for the developers of the open source Debian GNU/Linux system. The government is providing logist ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 31 May 2011

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The newly elected coalition government of the German state of Badem-Württemberg wants to use open source software wherever appropriate, according to its coalition agreement. Badem-Württembe ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 31 May 2011

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The Indian government is using its open source Open Government Platform (OGPL) to host 'Data Portal India', its open data portal, unveiled on 13 August. The same portal software is used for In ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 28 August 2013

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The council of Mappano (Italy) is calling for public administrations to share their IT solutions. The Mappano municipality is starting from scratch, and the new council has decided to build its IT inf ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 26 June 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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Renewed policy emphasises sharing and reuse of IT solutions The government of the autonomous region of Galicia (Spain) will continue to encourage the use of free and open source software solutions ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 23 May 2017

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The autonomous region of Galicia (Spain) will this year migrate at least one-thousand government workstations to exclusively use the LibreOffice open source suite of office solutions, it announced on ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 14 May 2014

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Norway’ Brønnøysundregistrene (Brønnøysund Register Centre), the government agency managing many of the country’s public registers and digital information excha ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 22 June 2017

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The UK’s Bolton NHS Trust, with its headquarters at the Royal Bolton Hospital, has extended OpenEyes, a web-based patient records system for ophthalmology. The health services provider has funde ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 15 June 2017

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The government of Galicia (Spain) is to add 70 more libraries to its newly developed, Koha-based, integrated library management system, called Kohabib. The open source software solution allows librari ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 15 June 2017

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OpenVaccin is the most recent addition to OpenMairie suite The city of Arles (France) has made OpenVaccin, a vaccination management solution, available as free software. The code, which is publish ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 15 June 2017

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Ten towns in Sweden are pooling time and money to organise the selection of ICT standards used for school administration software. The municipalities are leading a consortium that includes commercial ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 14 June 2017

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NGO will take EZD case to Supreme Administrative Court The source code for software solutions developed for and owned by public administrations in Poland does not have to be made public under Euro ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 14 June 2017

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MP Isabelle Attard, free software-champion, loses seat April, France’s free software advocacy organisation, is once again signing up candidates in the elections for France’s next Natio ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 14 June 2017

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Mandates platform independence and open source In March, the government of the Slovak Republic officially approved its 2014 guideline on ICT standards. The guide provides detailed instructions for ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 09 June 2017

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To engage citizens, European public sector organisation are turning to Discourse, an online discussion forum and mailing list solution that is available as open source software. Over the past months, ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 09 June 2017

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The software development community working on LibreOffice have greatly scaled up their bug-hunting efforts, using automated software test tools made available by Google. Beneficiaries include the many ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 09 June 2017

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Global Witness, an NGO focusing on the politics and human consequences of environmental problems and natural resources, has made its digital storytelling tool Longform available as open source softwar ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 08 June 2017

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Unesco, the UN’s education, science and cultural organisation, is throwing its weight behind the Software Heritage project.  Unesco will help the project become more widely-known, by (co)or ...

News | Created by Cyrille Chausson | Published: 10 April 2017

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Adds GPL v3 to compatibility list The European Commission has updated the European Union Public Licence (EUPL). Version 1.2 has a wider coverage, making it easier to use the licence to publish dat ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 24 May 2017

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