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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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Enthusiasts of open government and open source software in Switzerland, France and Germany are devising ways to access their country's law texts by using common open source tools. Independently fr ...

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

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A working group established by the Finnish Ministry of Transportation and Communications is investigating the opportunities and impacts of opening up the Finnish national address registry and postal c ...

News | Created by Debora Di Giacomo | Published: 21 August 2012

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The cadastre administration in Luxembourg uses open source software solutions where possible. This type of software was used, for example, to build its latest online service, a wizard that makes it ea ...

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

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The use of open source software is one of the trends seen in parliamentary libraries, according to an overview published by the United Nations in July. "Open source solutions have now reached a s ...

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

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On August 8th the European Commission organised a meeting with some ECI organisers on the services exceptionally offered by the European Commission to organisers of the first registered initiatives. ...

News | Created by Digit B2 | Published: 14 August 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 Government of Extremadura opens up public consultation for the participation in the development of the Digital Agenda of Extremadura; an integrating, sustainable and intelligent project of all ...

News | Created by Anto Recio | Published: 13 August 2012

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The French government will award two open source development projects, Richelieu and Safepython, with grants of respectively 0,9 million euro and 1,3 million euro, the Ministry of Industrial Renewal a ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 11 August 2012

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Spain's public administrations are aware of the advantages of sharing and reusing software solutions. According to a white paper published on 2 August by the PAE, the federal administration's ...

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

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The Italian municipality of Terni is making available as open source its Unified Threat Management (UTM) system, along with installation and configuration manuals. Terni's IT department says their ...

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

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The Norwegian government is considering to stop funding the work of Friprog, its resource centre on the use of free and open source software and open standards. A decision will be taken in the coming ...

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

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The savings made possible by switching to open source help to get the civil servants in the city of Miskolc involved and enthusiastic about it, says Dr. János Kovács, head of the IT depa ...

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

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The government of the Canary Islands will increasingly be using open source applications. It is moving to open source for its telephony needs and will install a handful of open source applications on ...

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

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'Use of discriminatory technical specifications is a widespread practice within the EU', says Open Forum Europe (OFE), an organisation advocating the use of open standards and open source. Th ...

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

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Last July 24th the Openness and Reuse of Applications of Public Administration of Basque Country Decree was approved by Basque Government. I think it's the first European public administration doi ...

News | Created by Serafin Olcoz | Published: 01 August 2012

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The EUPL community publishes here (anonymised) some questions submitted to the JOINUP Legal support. 1)    We want to keep a strong control over the contributions to our software. Assu ...

News | Created by Patrice-Emmanuel Schmitz | Published: 31 July 2012

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On 13 June 2012, the European Parliament has adopted a new Directive (2012/17/EU) aimed at setting up a system for the interconnection of Business Registers. The Directive underscores the need for a c ...

News | Created by Stijn Goedertier | Published: 30 July 2012

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Almost half (40) of Denmark's 98 municipalities are jointly developing an open source system to make most of the resources at the libraries available in the form of web services. The project, name ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 20 July 2012

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Local, national and European governmental dependencies on proprietary software continue to hinder municipalities that try to get rid of vendor lock-in by switching to open source. Recent examples incl ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 20 July 2012

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The new voting machines to be used by the government of Flanders, Belgium, will use the Linux open source operating system, according to a report by Binnenband, a magazine targeting Flanders' publ ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 20 July 2012

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