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At the Linux Tag 2005 in Karlsruhe, Horst Samsel, the person in charge of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), presented details of the recently realised open source adoption at his agency. The German Federal Office for Information...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:01 Aug 2005 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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The Surveying and Land Register administration of the German Federal state Rhineland-Palatinates (LVermGeo) started to migrate its IT environment towards open source software. At the Linux Tag 2005 in the German city of Karlsruhe, Klaus Thoenissen,...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:01 Aug 2005 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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The City of Amsterdam initiated two pilot projects to investigate the possibilities to use Open Source Software within welfare organisations funded by the City. The use of Open Source Software might bring down IT budgets of such organization leaving...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:30 Jun 2005 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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In March 2003, the German Verwaltungs-Berufsgenossenschaft (VBG) decided to migrate its IT environment to open source based software. The migration was realised in 2004. On June 22, 2005, Dr. Bernd Kieseler presented at the German Linux Tag the...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:30 Jun 2005 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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Since one year now, the city of Arles is gradually migrating its IT system towards Open Source technology. The Open Source migration of the Municipality is seen as a service initiative structuring the DSIT (Direction of Computing System and...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:31 May 2005 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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The Estonian public sector first adopted free/libre/open source software (FLOSS) in 1995 to save costs. Now, it has grown to appreciate the many freedoms such software provides, and all common projects in the Estonian public sector are oriented...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:21 Apr 2005 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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Since 2004, the Region of Brussels Capital has been migrating to free/libre/open source software (FLOSS) on the desktop, from regional and communal administration offices to all secondary schools. A GNU/Linux migration on the server and client is...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:21 Apr 2005 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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The Dutch municipality of Haren is preparing for an open source migration project entitled “Harken en Vorken” (Rake and Hayfork). The project aims to build a server based computing environment. Within the year 2005, the municipality...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:21 Apr 2005 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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In 2001 system manager Ad Koster introduced open source software in the Municipality Terneuzen. Because of these positive first experiences, the municipality now uses open source software for many tasks. Ad Koster feels that choosing for open source...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:30 Mar 2005 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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In the year 2001, the German city of Schwäbisch Hall reached the decision to migrate to Open Source software aiming to reduce software costs as well as to decrease dependences from software companies. Introduction The municipality of Schwäbisch...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:30 Mar 2005 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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In 2003 the Dutch Directorate for Public Works and Water Management, Rijkswaterstaat (RWS), which is responsible for the maintenance of dikes, roads, bridges and the navigability of canals, started the now very successful Geoservices project....

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:01 Mar 2005 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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The Bulgarian city of Kardjali serves as a pilot within the framework of the project “Support to e-government initiatives at local level through free and open source software in South East Europe”. This project, which started in June 2004, is...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:28 Feb 2005 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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The city of Salzburg migrated successfully to a Linux based server replacing a proprietary Siemens mainframe system. This migration example shows an integration of an open source software system into a proprietary system environment resulting in...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:31 Jan 2005 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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The London Borough of Camden has been involved in developing open source software since 2001. In the past four years Camden has developed a number of projects using a combination of in house expertise and externally procured companies. In addition...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:30 Jan 2005 | Updated: 02 Feb 2017

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The Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) recently published its own software, TULP2G, under an open source license. The NFI had already published a software library called Rfile as open source software. The software that was developed by the NFI can...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:25 Dec 2004 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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Based on Vienna’s collected open source knowledge regarding its server environment, the technical quality of open source operating systems and office applications as well as the migration decision of the city of Munich, the capital of Austria...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:10 Dec 2004 | Updated: 02 Feb 2017

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The polder board Zeeuws Vlaanderen had its first experiences with open source software in 2001. By now open source software is used for many things, among which the mail environment, the intranet and the management of digital photos. The experiences...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:05 Nov 2004 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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This report was prepared by David Duijnmayer and Rishab Ghosh at MERIT, University of Maastricht, based on the study conducted for the Dutch OSOSS Programme published on August 30, 2004. As part of an inquiry into the pragmatic applicability of Open...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:22 Oct 2004 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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The goal of the Skolelinux project is to develop a Linux distribution for Norwegian schools. The Skolelinux distribution should be simple to install and maintain and it must be based on both standard Norwegian and New Norwegian and, as much as...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:15 Oct 2004 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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In the year 2000 the municipality of IJsselstein had its first experiences with open source software. Back then, the newly appointed ICT manager Andries Broekema had been watching developments in the world of open source for several years, and he...

Case | Created by:Joinup Administrator | Created:06 Oct 2004 | Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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