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Joinup Open Source News Service - December 2016

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The OSOR Newsletter keeps you updated on Europe's public sector's use of free and open source software solutions.

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An open source policy for the Open Government Partnership

The USA and three EU Member states - Bulgaria, France and the United Kingdom - have pledged to support the open source policy, which, in November, they helped draft for the Open Government Partnership (OGP):

"Open source software contributes to fostering transparency and collaboration. Source code is at the heart of digital and technical innovation. It is the primary means to providing high quality digital services. Partners joining will seek to promote transparency and accountability of open source code and algorithms they develop and use, wherever possible and appropriate. Partners joining will seek to design and implement them in non-discriminatory manners, and work towards maximising the benefits of government code sharing and reuse."

With their endorsements, and that of the city of Austin (USA) the policy became an official part of the ‘Paris Declaration’, the outcome of the 4th Global Summit which took place from 7 to 9 December in the French capital. On 9 December, the Region of Western Macedonia Greece added its name, providing even more support. We're proud to announce that this week, the European Commission's Open Source Observatory and Repository (OSOR) has contributed its support statement.

 

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The Open Source Observatory and Repository (OSOR) is part of the Joinup collaborative platform. Joinup is created by the European Commission and funded by the European Union via the Interoperability Solutions for Public Administrations (ISA) Programme. OSOR and Joinup help e-Government professionals share their experience with interoperability solutions and support them to find, choose, re-use, develop, and implement open source software and semantic interoperability assets.

Feel free to forward this newsletter to any other interested persons, and to send us your comments and suggestions. We welcome your contributions and we invite you to send in news items, announcements for events and other stories related to free and open source software and of interest to public administrations to the email address mentioned below. Moreover, if you belong to a public authority or a public sector organisation and would be interested in being the subject of a case study for best practices regarding open source software, please contact us here.

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Joinup Open Source Newsletter
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eGovernment, Politics, Procurement, Economics, Business and Competition, International Organisations, Production, Technology and Research, Science, Social Questions