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The majority (75%) of municipalities in the Walloon region of Belgium are now using open source software and services. In the region 261 cities, towns, villages and other public administrations are using 8 open source-...
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European public administrations are failing to benefit from the talent and innovations offered by open source, claims a case study published today on Joinup At the same time, tender malpractices are h ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 19 December 2012

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The European Union's open source licence, EUPL, is to be revised, aiming to make it compatible with the GPLv3 and AGPLv3 and other licences. A public consultation begins today on Joinup, with the ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 18 December 2012

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The administration of the Dutch city of Apeldoorn is considering the re-use of a data distribution system built as open source by the city of Rotterdam. Apeldoorn would be the second major municipalit ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 17 December 2012

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The European Commission will postpone until early next year the publication of its guideline on how to make best use of ICT standards in tender specifications. Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the Euro ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 17 December 2012

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Governments that list open source alternatives to proprietary software applications, make government IT organisations familiar with open source, which helps them to challenge their IT suppliers. A new ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 15 December 2012

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Re-using existing public sector assets is one of the principles of the new ICT procurement policy, published by the government of Scotland on 12 December. Re-use where possible provides a better retur ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 15 December 2012

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  NIFO COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER, 13/12/2012   News < https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/community/nifo/newsandblog/all> Events ...

News | Created by Katleen Sledz | Published: 13 December 2012

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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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Interoperability, like openness, is something that we generally think of as a “good thing” in the context of information and communications technologies (ICTs).  One of the reasons ...

News | Created by Katleen Sledz | Published: 12 December 2012

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ICT policy in the EU has been promoting openness for a long time, most recently with the Digital Agenda, and more of industry is lining up with these policies.  This is a very po ...

News | Created by Katleen Sledz | Published: 11 December 2012

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It is often hard to explain interoperability to people who are not really familiar with technology. The fact is, citizens benefit from open, interoperable environments every day. T ...

News | Created by Katleen Sledz | Published: 11 December 2012

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DG MARKT of the European Commission has recently published a draft version of the Golden Book of e-Procurement good practices. It consists of a set of 24 good practices helping contracting authorities ...

News | Created by Saky Kourtidis | Published: 10 December 2012

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    To know more Description page: Core Public Service Description Working Group: Core Public Service Working Group WG Virtual Meeting 2012.12.05: Core Public ...

News | Created by Saky Kourtidis | Published: 10 December 2012

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New linkedin group is lunched: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4605684&goback=.anp_4605684_1355136622458_1 This linkedin group can also be used as sharing platform. ...

News | Created by Arun Kumar | Published: 10 December 2012

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A clear majority in the council of the Swiss city of Bern has voted for a switch to free and open source IT solutions. It instructs the city's IT department to make future IT purchases platform an ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 08 December 2012

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Just to let everyone know that we are adding the open source CAM Editor XML project (http://www.cameditor.org) to the software resources repository. For more information visit the project website. A ...

News | Created by David Webber | Published: 07 December 2012

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Two researchers from the Dutch University of Delft chastise the country's Court of Audit's research into the benefits of public administration's use of open standards and open source. &quo ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 07 December 2012

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The Belgian government "in principle has no objections to sharing its (open source-based) voting computer systems with other public administrations", according to an official at the Ministry ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 07 December 2012

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Governments should encourage the use of free and open source software, recommends Unctad in a report published on 28 November. The United Nation's trade and investment body says that an increasing ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 06 December 2012

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On 19 November, the International Commission on Civil Status (ICCS, French Commission Internationale de l’État CiviI - CIEC) successfully organised a well-attended seminar on the ICCS-CIE ...

News | Created by Nikos Loutas | Published: 03 December 2012

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