'Use of discriminatory technical specifications is a widespread practice within the EU', says Open Forum Europe (OFE), an organisation advocating the use of open standards and open source.
Last July 24th the Openness and Reuse of Applications of Public Administration of Basque Country Decree was approved by Basque Government.
The EUPL community publishes here (anonymised) some questions submitted to the JOINUP Legal support.
On 13 June 2012, the European Parliament has adopted a new Directive (
"Using proprietary tools for open data is not as useful as using open source", says Jeanne Holm from Data.Gov, the open government initiative of the US government.
The research project, entitled Open source software Reference Implementations for Open Standards (Orios), will be carried out by the University of Skövde and t
Eurid uses Yadifa alongside Bind, one of two other commonly used open source DNS systems - the third alternative being NSD.
"The software is paid for by the citizens, and it is therefore reasonable to make the source code publicly available", says Rolf Kewitz, Project Leader of eTendering, at the Procurement Office of t
This system combines data from local fire services, municipalities and national and regional governmental organisations and transmits the results to the fire trucks en route, which then use it to p
Europe Direct is a central information service reachable by phone or the Internet. It provides local information services in every EU country.
Van Uijthoven stated in this regard that "the government's policies and projects on open source have made us more aware of its benefits" adding that the country's policy on open source got companie
The Commissioner gave a speech at the end of the conference saying that modernising procurement should include simplification of the rules and lowering of the threshold for small and medium-sized b