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29 May 2017
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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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Public administrations inviting others to contribute to their open source software development projects should put in place a way to check the origin of the committed code. This 'Certificate of Or ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 13 December 2012

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The new Basque Country law, to make all software developed for the government publicly available as open source, is a leading example to all other Europea public administrations to adopt similar polic ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 14 August 2012

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The education sector in the Basque Region is increasingly switching to free and open source, reports ESLE, an industry trade group representing free software IT service providers in the autonomous reg ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 23 April 2014

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Serious testing beforehand should have brought to light a software bug in Belgium's voting computers, concludes Poureva, an NGO campaigning for an end to Belgium's use of automated voting syst ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 22 July 2014

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Politicians and software makers are confused about the meaning and impact of openness in standards, says a group of Swedish academics. A workshop they held in the city of Skövde on Tuesday marked ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 14 June 2012

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The development of a free market for software and software services can suffer from the increasing popularity of app stores like the ones created for Apple's phone and tablet computers and for Goo ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 16 October 2012

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European public administrations continue to limit ICT competition by publishing procurement requests that specify brands and trademarks, says OpenForum Europe, a group advocating open standards. OFE c ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 11 October 2013

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Drafters of laws and amendments should use software solutions based on open standards to allow interoperability, recommends a study written for the European Commission. This will accommodate the diffe ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 14 May 2012

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Many public administrations don't want to share with their colleagues the software solutions that they paid for, said Mathieu Paapst, a legal researcher at the University of Groningen in the Nethe ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 15 January 2013

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The use of free and open source software has benefited Estonia's program to create modern e-government services, says Siim Sikkut, ICT Policy Adviser for the government. "All our key projects ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 28 May 2013

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European health care organisations should study the use of the US-built Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA), says Thomas Karopka, head of eHealth department at the ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 30 November 2009

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FixMyDocuments campaign launched one year ago The vast majority of EU officials who publish documents online are oblivious to the EU’s open document formats policy. One year after the launch ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 14 October 2015

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Sun Microsystems, the world's fourth largest maker of server computers, wants the European Commission to appoint an ombudsman to deal with software tenders that do not comply to EU guidelines. Leaving ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 31 October 2008

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The European Union should quantify the economic benefits of an open knowledge economy, said Luc Soete, a specialist in the economics of innovation and one of the speakers at the Openforum Europe Summi ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 30 April 2009

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"Public officers who involve Open Source software in their provision process are likely to face negative attitudes from their administrations." This is one of the conclusions in a study on ...

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

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The use of open source software for Geographic Informations Systems is widespread in Europe, says Paolo Cavallini, an expert on open source GIS. Within Europe, Italy plays a very important role. The I ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 04 June 2013

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For public administrations and companies, the software licence written by the European Commission, the European Union Public Licence (EUPL), is preferable to the most recent version of the GNU Public ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 17 October 2008

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The government of Finland should make all software developed for public administrations available as open source, say representatives of the country's open source businesses. The Finnish Centre fo ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 21 November 2012

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A halfhearthed implementation of OpenOffice has frustrated the civil servants working for the German city of Freiburg, says Timothy Simms, one of the city's council members. "I think that in ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 14 November 2012

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Funky Citizens, a Romanian civil initiative to build research-based, data-driven online advocacy tools, is inviting its followers to participate in analysing the municipal budget of Cluj-Napoca. This ...

News | Created by Adrian Offerman | Published: 25 February 2015

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