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Created by Clementine Valayer | 05 March 2014
Themes: European Communities
This comprehensive document presents 6 re-usable and adaptable templates and guidelines for diverse types of agreements for collaboration, both in sharing and re-use of assets:   1. A comprehensive collaboration...
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Created by Clementine Valayer | 05 March 2014
Themes: European Communities
This study report “Governance models for Sharing and Re-use” presents real life cases of sharing and re-use among public administrations, with their benefits and drawbacks. The 10 cases’ description...
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Created by Clementine Valayer | 05 March 2014
Themes: European Communities
This study “Business models for Sharing and Re-use” looks at the business models of sharing and re-using, by asking: when government pays for ICT, what is the rationale, the incentive for sharing or re-using...
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Created by Clementine Valayer | 04 March 2014
Themes: European Communities
The Report on “Policies and Initiatives on Sharing and Re-use” presents current policies (February 2013) and initiatives in Europe on sharing and re-use of assets among public administrations.
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Created by Adrian Offerman | 22 January 2014
Themes: Economics, Business and Competition, Information and Information Processing, Information Technology and Data Processing
Risk aversion might be the easiest and safest way, it's also very expensive The city of Ede, the Netherlands, currently has an annual total ICT budget of six million euros. According to the Dutch Berenschot...
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Created by Markus Feilner | 26 December 2013
Themes: Politics, International Relations, European Communities, Law, Business and Competition, Education and Communications, Production, Technology and Research, Science, Social Questions
In a process spanning ten years the Munich city administration has migrated from a proprietary, vendor-locked IT structure to a free, open-source and flexible Linux-based solution. Although this could save the...
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Created by Mark Ballard | 14 November 2013
Themes: Politics, Law, Economics, Business and Competition, Education and Communications, Production, Technology and Research, Science, Social Questions
The UK's coalition government made a fanfare for open source after coming to power in May 2010. The Conservative Party, lead coalition partner, had spent two years weaving open source software into its proposal for...
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Created by Stuart Jarvis | 20 September 2013
Themes: Business and Competition, Education and Communications, Science, Social Questions
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Created by Fátima Caçador | 31 May 2013
Themes: Politics, Economics, Business and Competition, Education and Communications, Employment and Working Conditions, Geography, Production, Technology and Research, Social Questions
For more than a decade, the administration of the Portuguese town of Vieira do Minho has made open source its first choice when adopting software. The benefits can be measured not just in terms of flexibility, but also...
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Created by Jolein De Rooij | 07 May 2013
Themes: Politics, Business and Competition, Management, Social Questions
The Greek open source project LGAF did not get further than the pilot phase, even after six years. Prime reasons are a tender procedure in which the project was granted to a company without extensive experience in...