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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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The Latvian National Archives have won the “Most Open Organisation” award for their extensive use of free and open source software for their online audiovisual archive. The system combines ...

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

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Rdwd, an open source software solution developed at at the Institute of Earth and Environmental Science at Potsdam University (Germany) is making it easy to study records made public by the German wea ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 13 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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FSFE to call on council members to vote against proposal Within three years, the city of Munich could abandon its open source workstation strategy. A proposal to end the Limux project and revert t ...

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

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Long term support for Grid and High Performance Computing The High Performance Computing (HPC) department at the University of Luxembourg sponsors open source developers, getting long term support ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 10 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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Free and open source software solutions are suitable for use in public administrations, the extensive use by French ministries proves. The LibreOffice suite of office productivity tools is now install ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 18 September 2014

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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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Spain's ministry of Finance and Public Administrations is offering other Spanish public administrations to use its email, calendar and address book services. The solution is built using free and o ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 10 June 2013

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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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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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This week, the fourth annual BioHack Academy has started. Over a period of ten weeks, two full days a week, participants at half a dozen locations all over the world will learn to build a small biotec ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 02 February 2017

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The Italian Association for Free Software Geographic Information Systems (GFOSS.it) is conducting a survey to collect information about the use of this kind of software in Italy’s public sector. ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 31 January 2017

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On Thursday 2 February, the Latvian Open Technology Association (LATA) will announce its ‘Most Open Institution’ award. One of the potential winners is the Latvian National Archive, whi ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 31 January 2017

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Public administrations in Austria need to increase their use of free and open source software, the government of Austria says in its Digital Strategy. The strategy proposes to ‘push’ (forc ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 31 January 2017

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The IT department at the French National Assembly should improve its support for Linux, says National Assembly Deputy Sergio Coronado. In a letter to the Assembly’s president, he objects to the ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 30 January 2017

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The UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS) will renew its focus on the creation of reusable, open source software projects, says Anna Shipman, GDS’ Open Source Lead. It is a subtle shift fr ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 28 January 2017

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The newly elected mayor and deputy mayor of the German city of Munich are questioning the city's open source IT strategy, German IT news sites and daily newspapers are reporting. First concrete d ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 16 July 2014

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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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