The Open Source Observatory Annual Report 2016 (PDF) depicts the main trends in open source deployments by Europe’s public administrations in 2015 and early 2016. OSOR has sorted, systematised and summarised the most salient points, to help raise awareness on the benefits of sharing and reusing ICT solutions.
The report uses the many case studies and news items written and aggregated by the Open Source Observatory (OSOR), one of the communities on the Joinup eGovernment professionals’ portal, and an authoritative source on free and open source software in Europe’s public sector. Another starting point is the “Report on Policies and Initiatives on Sharing and Re-use”, published by the European Commission’s ISA Programme in February 2013.
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