Navigation path

Open source observatory

(
 
)
4.68/5 | 174 votes
Editor's choice

OSOR Case Studies

In Hungary, wine-growing is an important sector with a long tradition. While the Ministry of Agriculture has documented vineyards and crops for more than 20 years, this documentation was previously not up to EU standards. When Hungary became an EU...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:13 Feb 2012 | Updated: 02 Feb 2017

0

Friprog is the Norwegian competence centre for free and open source software. Set up as an independent advisory body and financed by the Ministry of Government Administration and Reform, Friprog provides advice on the use of open source software to...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:13 Feb 2012 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

0

The case study focuses on the approach adopted by the EU Public Administration to efficiently manage the realization of new projects, develop software products and supply services, according to specific Service Level Agreements (SLAs), especially...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:10 Oct 2011 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

0

In 2005 the Romanian National Meteorological Administration (NMA) received EU funding for its AirAware project. The project\'s objective was to improve the air quality monitoring system currently in place and to enhance the system with...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:19 Sep 2011 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

0

In 2003 the secondary school of Weiz, Austria, started the development of an open source operating system. The overall objective has been to develop a system that was easy to maintain, sustainable in the future, and free of licensing costs: the so...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:19 Sep 2011 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

0

Eurostat collects and publishes huge amounts of data each year, and exchanges many datasets with other large organisations. This exchange was constantly suffering from a lack of interoperability, as data needed to be converted from one organisation...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:19 Sep 2011 | Updated: 02 Feb 2017

0

In 2006 the Norwegian region of Kongsberg launched a portal to coordinate and administrate courses and trainings for municipality staff. The solution was developed with open source tools, as a common effort of all seven municipalities of the...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:19 Sep 2011 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

0

For the management of their cemeteries the city of Arles, and its neighbouring municipalities Albi, Tarn and Dadou decided in 2006 that they needed to replace pen and paper with computers and software. The solution had to be secure, adaptable, and...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:19 Sep 2011 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

0

In 2005 The Open University (OU) UK, one of Europe\'s largest distance learning universities, established that it was time to deploy a new Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), for both The Open University itself as well as for their OpenLearn...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:19 Sep 2011 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

0

In 2006 the Swedish National Police launched a project that led to the implementation and migration from an ICT infrastructure based on proprietary products to an ICT server and database platform based on Open Source software and open standards. The...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:19 Sep 2011 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

0

This study gives an overview of the availability and potential use of FLOSS-based solutions, reflecting the situation in spring 2001. It focuses on FLOSS usage experiences in the public sector of six European countries and the EU...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:19 Sep 2011 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

0

The government of Malta made significant steps towards the adoption of OSS[1] by Public Administrations. These steps included the elaboration of its Open Source Policy and Directive documents, which in parallel to the continuous update of the “...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:08 Sep 2011 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

0

A continuously increasing number of public administrations adopt open source software in their IT systems. This study presents the use of the jAPS 2.0 Entando open source platform to build the Italian Civil Protection Department web portal that...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:18 Aug 2011 | Updated: 22 May 2015

5

In 2003 the Italian Ministry of the Interior decided to launch a pilot project for the use of eID cards in Italy, and asked a contractor to develop the necessary software. The municipality of Grosseto was not satisfied with the resulting application...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:12 Mar 2009 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

0

In late 2003 a team around Petri Räsäsnen from the Technology Centre Hermia together founded the Finnish Centre for Open Source Solutions (COSS). The centre\'s main aim is to promote open source software in the public and the private sector....

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:25 Feb 2009 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

0

In 2001 the Gendarmerie Nationale, France\'s national police force, started introducing open source software. The main goals were to gain greater independence and flexibility than proprietary software could offer. The decision to migrate all new...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:12 Feb 2009 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

0

In 2001 the Swiss Federal Court moved its IT infrastructure to Solaris by Sun Microsystems, using StarOffice as a text processor. This move was necessary, as the previously deployed all-in-one platform that was used since the early 1990s could no...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:29 Jan 2009 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

0

SEXTANTE is a geographical information system (GIS) developed under the auspices of the government of the Spanish autonomous region of Extremadura. Built to fit the needs of the region\'s forestry department, the software is fast becoming an...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:21 Jan 2009 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

0

Pardus is the first Linux distribution specifically targeted at Turkish GNU./Linux users. In December, 2005, a group of software developers, sponsored by the Turkish National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology (UEKAE), an affiliate of...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:27 Nov 2008 | Updated: 22 May 2015

5

The administration of the Polish city of Katowice is successfully introducing OpenOffice.org on its desktop computers, replacing the previously used proprietary office suite. Compatibility issues are minimal, and the move is freeing up budget to be...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:05 Nov 2008 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

0

Subscribe to newsletter

You will receive news and links to the most interesting developments...