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The Italian budget law encourages public administrations to use Open source software. The government in December introduced a provision (art.1, c. 897) that will favour projects using this type of sof ...

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

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The city government of the Dutch capital Amsterdam is testing the migration to Open Source desktop computers. Two tests are underway, one at the city district Zeeburg, and the other at the city's ...

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

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French Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry, Thierry Breton, has decided to support French Open Source Software industry. Representatives from the field are to submit the ‘competitivene ...

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

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An almost unanimous resolution of the Spanish parliament in mid December urges the its government to promote free software. The resolution got 299 votes in favour. One abstention and one vote against ...

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

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Pan-European aircraft manufacturer Airbus is working on open source development tools for building mission critical systems. The project, Topcased (Toolkit in Open source for Critical Applications &am ...

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

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About 32 percent of all IT services in the European Union will be related to free software in 2010. That is one of the conclusions of a study published on Friday by the European Commission. Using open ...

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

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More than thirty of Holland's total 443 city councils have so far signed a manifesto calling for vendor independence, interoperability and transparency in public sector IT. Among these the capital ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 19 January 2007

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The Finnish Ministry of Justice this month switched over to OpenOffice. It made ISO standard Open Document (ODF) the standard format for office files. OpenOffice, a suite of open source office app ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 19 January 2007

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The migration from servers running Windows to (Debian) Linux in the district Friesland is nearly accomplished, according to a report by one the involved on the German IT news site Heise. "It shou ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 19 January 2007

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Forxa, a repository for Open Source software, started in Galicia, one of Spain's seventeen autonomous regions. The collaboration site is part of Mancomun, a project by the Galician government to stimu ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 24 January 2007

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Five Dutch municipalities have decided to fund the development of an open source application that allows citizens to organise their appointments with city services through the internet. The applicati ...

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

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Enterprises and public institutions wanting to boost the confidence in their Open Source project could turn to the Free Software Foundation Europe for help. The FSFE can act as a collective copyright ...

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

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The Venezuelan government is expected to extend its deadline for a mass migration of government institutes to Open Source as the country faces a scarcity of experts. The South American country started ...

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

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175,000 students in Paris and environs will be handed USB keys preloaded with Open Source applications when they return to school after this summer. Students, aged 15 and 16, can use the key to acces ...

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

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This month the French cities Narbonne and Tulle are the first to officially use two specially made Open Source programmes for the verification, validation and safe transportation of electronic documen ...

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

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IT workers from public administrations in at least seven of the 25 European member states last week began a user group to enable cross border collaboration on Open Source projects. First countries to ...

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

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Some 200,000 school children in 700 schools in Yorkshire will be protected from inappropriate content on the Internet by Open Source web content filter applications. The web filter is built with web ...

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

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The US states Texas and Minnesota will consider adopting the Open Document Format (ODF) as a standard file format for government documents. Legislative bills proposing ODF have been introduced by sena ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 15 February 2007

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The Swedish army is considering migrating some of its servers to GNU/Linux. How many and when the switch over takes place has not been made public. Earlier this month, GNU/Linux distributor Red Hat an ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 15 February 2007

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PSA Peugeot Citroën, Europe's second-largest car manufacturer is migrating to Suse Linux desktops. Novell announced the deal to deploy GNU/Linux up to 20,000 desktops, the biggest single comp ...

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

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