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Themes: eGovernment, Legal Aspects, Open Source, European Union Law, Sources and Branches of the Law, intellectual property, Research and Intellectual Property
The new version 1.2 of the European Union Public Licence (EUPL) is published in the 23 EU languages in the EU Official Journal: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/863 of 18 May 2017 updating the open source...
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Teachers in Romania are increasingly using Open Source software and Open Source based applications to create e-learning opportunities, says the Romanian IT company Timsoft. Its Open Source e-learning ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 23 October 2007

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Bulgarian president Georgi Parvanov is voicing his support for the Open Source conference OpenFest, taking place in Sofia this weekend. "Open Source technologies helps to solve important problems ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 23 October 2007

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Claroline, an Open Source e-learning software developed by several schools and universities in Belgium, Spain, Canada and Chile, was awarded a Unesco award on October 1. The software won the 2007 Une ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 23 October 2007

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A new Dutch foundation, Oophaga, could raise the profile of free digital certificates. The foundation is to provide a legal basis for CaCert certificates meant to strengthen users' digital identit ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 23 October 2007

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Open Source developers are expressing reservations on the deal with Microsoft announced yesterday by the European Commission. "As yet there is not enough information available to us to know exac ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 23 October 2007

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Open Source software is a major instrument in bridging the digital divide that exists between France's cities and its rural areas. "Open Source helps to deliver easy and low cost Internet ac ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 23 October 2007

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A 114 Italian Linux user groups are participating in a country-wide GNU/Linux open house this Saturday. The number of participating groups has grown significantly. In 2001, the first year the Italian ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 23 October 2007

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The government of Slovenia has no plans to develop an Open Source desktop policy, the government stated earlier this year. The uptake of this type software for the desktop is slow, because many appli ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 23 October 2007

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The fifteen universities in the German federal state North Rhine-Westphalia seem to have no actual plans to use GNU/Linux for desktops. Announcing a software licence deal in August with 33 universitie ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 18 October 2007

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The British public-service broadcaster BBC will be using Flash software by Adobe to allow users of Mac OS X and Linux based computers to view but not download TV programmes, the broadcaster announced ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 18 October 2007

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The Swedish National Police is moving its IT systems over to Open Source. According to a press release by MySQL AB, the Swedish company developing the open source database management system MySQL, the ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 17 October 2007

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The British government could reduce its IT bill by 5 per cent, if it would use more Open Source software, Liberal Democrat MP John Pugh said in a debate in the British parliament early last week. Ang ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 16 October 2007

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The government of the province of Savona, one of Italy's 109 provinces, has decided to switch to an open document format and is likely to migrate to Open Source office applications, according to a ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 11 October 2007

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The Paris region council this week began distributing USB keys loaded with Open Source software to 175.000 high school students and their teachers. "We need to offer our high-school students and ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 09 October 2007

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The Portuguese Parliament last week unanimously decided to make all its documents available in open electronic formats. A second proposal, requesting a migration to an Open Source IT infrastructure, w ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 09 October 2007

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Great Britain is one of Europe's least Open Source minded countries, local IT experts allege. They blame cultural and technical differences with other EU nations, reports the IT web site VNUNet. ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 09 October 2007

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The Information Technology Promotion Agency, a Japanese government research institute, is working with the Linux Foundation to accelerate Japan's adoption of GNU/Linux and other Open Source applic ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 04 October 2007

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The city council of Vilnius will not run new trials for an Open Source desktop, after failed tests in 2003. However, the city is increasing its use of Open Source for back end IT systems. The city co ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 03 October 2007

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One of the major reasons for the success of Yerelnet, a Turkish web site to increase cooperation between local governments, is the use of Open Source software, says researcher Mete Yildiz from Hacette ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 03 October 2007

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Member of the European Left in the European Parliament Erik Meijer wants the European Commission to study possibilities to ban the sale of PC with a pre-installed operating system. Almost all compute ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 02 October 2007

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