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The Paris city council members will soon find Open Source software installed on their new laptops. This is one of the ways in which the municipality aims to promote the use of free software. The coun ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 10 July 2007

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The Vienna city government's open source desktop project will switch from GNU/Linux distribution Debian to the closely related Kubuntu at the end of the year. Kubuntu's pre-configured software ...

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

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An association of Berlin and Brandenburg IT companies, SIBB, is pressuring the Berlin state senate increase the use of open standards and Open Source software in its IT systems. The Berlin city gover ...

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

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Poland is recommending the use of open standards in governmental IT projects. The Council of Ministers in April approved national IT guidelines, which advise the use of open, publicly available IT sta ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 05 July 2007

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The Dutch province Groningen is considering to migrate to Open Office, it announced this week. The province plans not to renew its current licence for Microsoft Office, which ends on January 1, 2009. ...

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

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The French ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will migrate another four hundred servers from Windows NT to GNU/Linux, within two years. The ministry, which has about 15,000 employees, again select ...

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

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The government of Andalucía, one of Spain's seventeen autonomous regions, was awarded with the 'Libre.org' prize last week. Three other organisations were also awarded that prize. ...

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

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The Norwegian ministry for IT is recommending the government to use ISO-approved Open Document Format ODF and open standard PDF. If the recommendation is accepted, ODF and PDF will be made the governm ...

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

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Italy now has its own Internet repository for the development of Open Source software for public administrations. Luigi Nicolais, the minister for Innovations in Public Administration, launched the we ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 29 June 2007

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The Berlin city government on May 3 rejected a Green party plan to migrate all computers to Open Source software. "The city missed the opportunity to change its IT landscape and escape from alway ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 10 May 2007

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The Lithuanian Standards Board is under pressure from two groups favouring different software specifications for electronic office documents. Open Source for Lithuania, Atviras kodas Lietuvai (AKL), ...

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

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A group of Open Source companies is preparing to lobby the Austrian government to become more active in using Open Source software and using open standards such as the ISO-document standard Open Docum ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 08 May 2007

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Hands, an Open Source application for public institutions wanting to offer public information services to their citizens and other users, is performing fine. The consortium developing Hands, recently ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 07 May 2007

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The all round use of Open Source software helps the German Foreign Office to reduce IT costs. According to a recent interview with the head of the IT department Rolf Schuster, the ministry spent 1190 ...

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

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A business association of German Open Source companies is protesting a pilot project in the German parliament using Microsoft's mail server Exchange. The IT department is manipulating a parliamen ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 26 April 2007

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"Open source software is increasingly comparable to proprietary software", says Nicolas Sarkozy of the Union for a Popular Movement. "It is essential to guarantee a free competition in ...

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

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Open Source software to combine geographic maps with public information, provided four German cities with usefull new electronic services for their citizens and visitors. Using only Open Source Softw ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 20 April 2007

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A commission in the Spanish parliament, dealing with issues of public administration, last Friday approved a law that grants Spanish citizens the right to use software of their own choice when they co ...

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

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Bulgaria lacks companies that can assist public administration with the use of Open Source software. This inhibits the introduction of this type of software in the country, says Youri Alkalay, directo ...

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

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State and local administrations should embrace open standards and use Open Source software, says French presidential candidate François Bayrou of the Union for French Democracy. Open Source sof ...

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

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