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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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The results of the vote at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) on Microsoft's controversial proposal for a standard format of electronic documents are still unclear. EU member ...

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

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A group of eleven companies and Open Source advocacy groups last Friday requested Portugal's ministry of Economy and Innovation to investigate the country's July vote on OOXML, Microsoft's ...

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

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The Swedish standardisation institute SIS said Microsoft's email urging partner companies to register at the OOXML committee and vote in favour of it, is unacceptable. SIS spokesperson Erika Mess ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 30 August 2007

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Fifteen universities in the German federal state North Rhine-Westphalia will begin using the Open Source operating system GNU/Linux on the desktop, claims Novell, distributor of Suse GNU/Linux. The s ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 30 August 2007

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Malta this Friday will be the final EU member state to decide its OOXML vote at the International Organization for Standardization. ISO is to decide next week whether or not to accept OOXML as an inte ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 30 August 2007

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The city council of the Dutch city Heerenveen is the country's first to migrate from Microsoft Office to OpenOffice, a suite of Open Source office applications. OpenOffice will be the default on a ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 30 August 2007

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Irregularities are being reported in national standardisation bodies of several EU member states that are deciding how to vote on OOXML, Microsoft's proposal for an international standard for elec ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 28 August 2007

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XtreemOS and Unicore, two mainly European groups of companies and academic research institutes, are both readying their Open Source grid software. Grid computing aims to make use of geographically di ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 28 August 2007

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The lack of qualified developers and widespread software piracy are the biggest obstacles of Open Source in Greece, say local supporters of this type of software. According to software developer Than ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 28 August 2007

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Poland is likely to vote against the consideration of Office Open XML (OOXML), Microsoft's proposal for a document standard, by the International Organization for Standardization. A Polish technic ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 21 August 2007

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Open Document Format (ODF), the ISO approved standard for electronic office documents, was made a Lithuanian standard on July 31. The Lithuanian Standards Board recently published the ODF decision on ...

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

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The success of Romania's first major Open Source event held last May should entice the government to consider developing policies to promote this type of software. The conference is to be held aga ...

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

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The Polish city Krakow will this year begin using OpenOffice. The Open Source suite of office applications will replace the proprietary equivalent Microsoft Office. The city's switch should save s ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 14 August 2007

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Turkey's Military Recruitment Division, part of the Ministry of Defense, is switching to Pardus GNU/Linux on all of its 4500 desktops and more than five hundred servers. The migration process will ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 13 August 2007

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The Latvian Open Source Association, Latvijas Atēvrtā Koda Asociācija, and the Linux Centre of the Latvian University are organising a seminar on the use of eDoc, a national format for digital signatu ...

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

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The widespread use of illegally copied software in Bulgaria is a strong barrier to Open Source alternatives, says Krastyo Lambev, a Bulgarian IT expert. "Even in public administration, the commo ...

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

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The Malta Standards Authority will this Thursday begin discussing Office Open XML (OOXML), Microsoft's proposal for a document standard. The country has not yet decided whether it will cast a vote ...

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

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The government of Andalucía objects to misinformation submitted by Microsoft to the Spanish standardisation committee that decides on the company's electronic document format Office Open XM ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 06 August 2007

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The Dutch Directorate for Public Works and Water Management, Rijkswaterstaat, is funding the extension of Open Source geospatial data renderer Mapserver to support Keyhole Markup Language, KML. Used f ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 01 August 2007

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A British/Canadian software engineer specialised in healthcare this Monday released a proof of concept for an Open Source clinical information management system. Called PatientOS, the software is desi ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 31 July 2007

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