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01 March 2017
Created by Gijs Hillenius | 477 views | rating: 1
Themes: eGovernment
The country-wide protests against the current government are interrupting GovIThub, Romania’s volunteer-run digital government transformation project. The GovIThub fellows halted their work on 1 February, making...
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Three smart phone and tablet applications recently developed by Germany's Finance Ministry will not be made available as open source, according to a spokesperson. "We would obviously be willi ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 10 October 2012

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For twelve years now, the administration of Vieira do Minho, a municipality in the north of Portugal, is using open source wherever possible. "These IT solutions are flexible, easy to study, test ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 10 October 2012

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The French city of Arles is content with the savings that it made by switching to free and open source enterprise applications. The city's 2006 migration plan, however, proved too optimistic: the ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 05 October 2012

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Companies House has recently reviewed its processes and services. As a result of the review, the organisation has decided to reduce some of its fees from 1 October 2012. Companies House is a registry ...

News | Created by Saky Kourtidis | Published: 03 October 2012

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A grass roots campaign has managed to get 278 candidates for the upcoming Belgian communal and provincial elections to pledge their support for free and open source software. "And, so-far, three ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 02 October 2012

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The administration of the Italian region of Umbria has started a project to migrate a first group of 5000 users to using LibreOffice, a free software suite of office productivity tools. Getting rid of ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 02 October 2012

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Public administrations need not fear switching to open source, says Matthias Günter, until last month CIO of the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property. "Wherever we use it, after ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 01 October 2012

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Cenatic, the Spanish government's resource centre on open source, and the Open Source Software Watch, a service for higher and further education institutions in the UK, are sharing knowledge and e ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 01 October 2012

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The move to free and open source in public administrations requires political support, a committee from the German Parliament was told last Friday. Peter Hofmann, project leader of the move to free so ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 28 September 2012

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The new guideline by the French government on the use of free software by the country's public administration, ensures sustainability, security and interoperability of IT systems and data, says Ad ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 28 September 2012

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A Polish civil IT procurement watchdog has filed legal objections to a procurement notice published by the Polish Ministry of Regional Development. In August the ministry posted a request for licences ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 28 September 2012

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Already 150 municipalities in the Walloon region in Belgium are sharing and reusing the open source code that they use to build their e-government services. The municipalities now no longer need to tu ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 28 September 2012

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Exit costs, the cost of IT vendor lock-in, the cost of network effects and innovation should be included in any Total Cost of Ownership financial estimate of IT projects, says the OpenForum Academy, a ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 27 September 2012

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Governments can share and reuse their data and services only when their IT is open, says Peter Strickx, Director-General Architecture, Standards & Support at Fedict, Belgium's federal IT servi ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 27 September 2012

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The metadata descriptions of more than 28000 companies registered in the Greek Tax Authorities business registry have been published as linked open data using the core business and core location vocab ...

News | Created by Nikos Loutas | Published: 26 September 2012

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The Italian Agency for Digitalisation of Public Administrations (DigitPA) has extended the public consultation on its ‘Guidelines for semantic interoperability through Linked Open Data’ un ...

News | Created by Debora Di Giacomo | Published: 26 September 2012

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France's Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, signed a guideline favouring the use of free and open source software by the country's public administrations, last Wednesday. Switching to this typ ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 26 September 2012

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  As governments seek to remodel and restyle their services, e-Government continues to stir interest and attention. New dynamic issues such as e-democracy, e-citizenship, interoperability, e-ide ...

News | Created by Katleen Sledz | Published: 26 September 2012

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  On 18 September 2012, JOINUP published a confirmation of the May announcement that the IT department of the European Parliament will provide an open source version of At4am, its software for a ...

News | Created by Patrice-Emmanuel Schmitz | Published: 25 September 2012

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On 29 August 2012, the Bulgarian Minister of Information Technology signed seven contracts for the purveyance of an eID system and some other eGovernment services. The contracts frame within the proje ...

News | Created by Michiel De Keyzer | Published: 25 September 2012

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