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13 April 2017
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Sharing and reuse of IT solutions should become the default for the EU’s public administrations, said Mário Campolargo, Deputy Director General for the Directorate General of Informatics (DIGIT) of the...
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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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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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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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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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Municipal administrations in Germany are starting to follow the example of the city of Munich, and increase their use of free and open source software, reports the Financial Times Deutschland on 3 Jan ...

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

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Public administrations that grasp the benefits of making publicly available their data will also increase their use of free and open source, experts on open data agree. Open data and open source face ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 30 June 2012

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Hosted collections of open source IT applications will make it easier for public administrations to use this type of software, says Britt Inger Kolset, coordinator for SuksIt in Norway, a IT project b ...

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

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When procuring IT, there is a need for independent comparison of open source and proprietary applications, says Bruno Gygi, deputy head of the procurement competence centre at BBL, the Swiss Federal O ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 22 September 2012

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The current practice of public procurement of IT solutions is a barrier to the development of a healthy industry of open source service providers, says Jim Whitehurst, the Chief Executive Officer at R ...

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

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Cutting the IT budgets of public administrations will push them to use more open source software, expects Daniel Melin, a procurement specialist at 'Statens Inköpscentral', a Swedish proc ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 21 December 2011

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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 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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The use of free and open source software is not yet very common in Europe's health care organisations, says Thomas Karopka, chair of the International Medical Informatics Association. However, sev ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 30 January 2012

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"Using open standards could protect the government from relying too much on a single vendor, and might allow the government to contract home-grown IT firms", according to a report by the Uni ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 22 August 2012

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Lack of document interoperability caused the failure of the open source desktop at the Czech city district of Ostrava-Jih', says Aleš Kapica a researcher at the Czech Technical University, ...

News | Created by Gijs Hillenius | Published: 31 March 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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Several organisations in favour of open standards and free and open source software want the government of the United Kingdom to quickly start to practically implement its open standards policy. The g ...

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

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