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Launched four years ago, the SAEM project in France is supported by the Departmental Council of Gironde, the City of Bordeaux and the Urban Community of Bordeaux. It aims to provide an electronic archiving service for all documents that require...

Case | Created by:Cyrille Chausson | Created:07 Dec 2016 | Updated: 15 Dec 2016

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As its name implies, Open ePlatform is an open platform for building digital municipal services. It aims to provide an easy-to-use interface for people building and maintaining the applications, as well as for public servants and citizens working on...

Case | Created by:Adrian Offerman | Created:23 Aug 2016 | Updated: 02 Feb 2017

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The R&D team of the Dutch Internet domain name registry SIDN has recently made its Entrada platform available as open source. Entrada — an acronym for ENhanced Top-level domain Resilience through Advanced Data Analysis — is an...

Case | Created by:Adrian Offerman | Created:05 May 2016 | Updated: 13 May 2016

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BIRD — short for Bird Internet Routing Daemon (a recursive acronym :-) — is an internet routing daemon for Linux, FreeBSD and other UNIX-like platforms. It's a standard part of the Debian, Ubuntu and Fedora Linux distributions,...

Case | Created by:Adrian Offerman | Created:28 Apr 2016 | Updated: 29 Apr 2016

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In January 2014, the Danish Municipality of Aarhus adopted its Open Source Action Plan. The plan is part of the Municipality's IT strategy and aims to increase its use of open source software and open standards in order to free itself from IT...

Case | Created by:Adrian Offerman | Created:06 Apr 2016 | Updated: 07 Apr 2016

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The digital strategy of the French region of Rhône-Alpes includes the use of free software, interoperability, open formats and open data, following a decision by the regional council. The move can be seen as a form of “regionalisation...

Case | Created by:Cyrille Chausson | Created:08 Jan 2016 | Updated: 25 Jan 2016

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The Regional Government of Andalusia in Spain has been using mail systems based on open source software since 2001. The main driver was cost: Exchange for many tens of thousands of users is breathtakingly expensive. Our work here follows the decades...

Case | Created by:Adrian Offerman | Created:27 Oct 2015 | Updated: 04 Nov 2015

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SUMMARY   Seventeen French government ministries are working together to support free software through an agreement designed to reduce costs and advance the use of free software in administrations. The support contract operates through a...

Case | Created by:Cyrille Chausson | Created:03 Sep 2015 | Updated: 03 Sep 2015

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Best-of-breed approach results in huge economic gains This article focuses on messaging systems. These systems traditionally consist of e-mail and associated applications like address books, calendaring/scheduling, task lists and notes. Nowadays,...

Case | Created by:Adrian Offerman | Created:20 Aug 2015 | Updated: 07 Sep 2015

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Last summer, the Directorate General for Informatics (DIGIT), and DG Communication (DG COMM) started the implementation of the new europa.eu platform. This is built on Drupal version 7 and will replace the current Corporate Web Content Management...

Case | Created by:Adrian Offerman | Created:22 Jun 2015 | Updated: 16 Jul 2015

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Summary The Belgian government has deployed a digital procurement service that allows Belgian and foreigner companies to submit offers to tenders and sign documents electronically. This e-signature system is based on a platform developed internally...

Case | Created by:Cyrille Chausson | Created:11 May 2015 | Updated: 02 Sep 2015

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The Austrian open spending portal www.offenerhaushalt.at holds spending and budget data of all Austrian municipalities. The mayors were provided with access data to the portal in order to view the visualisations of their spending data (2001-2013)....

Case | Created by:Bernhard Krabina | Created:17 Mar 2015 | Updated: 09 Apr 2015

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  Case abstract e-Prior is an e-procurement system that facilitates standardised e-procurement document exchanges between a public administration and suppliers across Europe. It was originally developed by EC's Directorate General for...

Case | Created by:Adrian Offerman | Created:11 Mar 2015 | Updated: 02 Dec 2015

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Cost reduced, flexibility increased   Acronym of the case study: LibreOffice in the municipality of Neerijnen Web address of the case: http://www.neerijnen.nl/ Country of the case: The Netherlands   Case study abstract The...

Case | Created by:Gijs Hillenius | Created:24 Nov 2014 | Updated: 16 Dec 2016

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The Vienna History Wiki ("Wien Geschichte Wiki") is a wiki about the History of Vienna, Austria. History of the wiki It was built up by the Municipal and Provincial Archives of Vienna (MA8) and the Vienna City Library (MA 9). It was...

Case | Created by:Bernhard Krabina | Created:11 Nov 2014 | Updated: 01 Jun 2015

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The French city of Toulouse saved 1 million euro by migrating all its desktops to LibreOffice. This project was rooted in a global digital policy which positions free software as a driver of local economic development and employment. Toulouse in...

Case | Created by:Cyrille Chausson | Created:23 Jul 2014 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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Open source impeded by incompatibilities and inconsistencies in the Office Open XML document format   Management summary When it comes to office documents, public administrations can choose from two ISO/IEC standards. Only one of these,...

Case | Created by:Markus Feilner | Created:23 Jun 2014 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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London's elected authority is trying to set itself up as an emblem of open government, its head of IT told a public forum in April. Open source software was ostensibly a primary means for the Greater London Authority (GLA) to achieve its goals...

Case | Created by:Mark Ballard | Created:04 Jun 2014 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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Evaluating whether an open source software package meets the requirements for a specific application, or determining the best match from a list of packages, requires information on both the quality and the maturity of the software, as well as...

Case | Created by:Adrian Offerman | Created:25 May 2014 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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You can easily win the open source vs. closed source discussion on pure economic arguments TYPO3gem is a Dutch municipal user group for the TYPO3 content management system (CMS). Its 41 members exchange information, develop new functionality in...

Case | Created by:Adrian Offerman | Created:06 Feb 2014 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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