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16 January 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 by seven municipalities in the Kongsberg region. "Hosted open source applications are very cost-effective.   Read the article here, on Joinup (link)
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09 January 2012 |
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The Government of the autonomous region Extremadura in Spain will continue to support the development of the Linex open source distribution, says Teodomiro Cayetano López, Director General de Administración electrónica y Evaluación. Future work will be done together with Cenatic, the country's resource centre on free and open source software.   Read the article here (link...
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09 January 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 January. "The demand for open source is growing - and not only at public administrations", according the newspaper. It mentions the cities of Freiburg and Jena as examples of city...
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09 January 2012 |
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Governments should select between functionally equivalent standards in IT procurement, recommends Tineke Egyedi, a specialist on standardisation issues at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. In a study published this Tuesday, she concludes that competing standards decrease overall interoperability, fragment the market and can result in costly vendor lock-in...
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31 December 2011 |
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All laptops used by European officials should have either LibreOffice or OpenOffice installed, two open source suites of office applications. This suggest the mayor of the German city of Munich, Christian Ude, to Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission and European Digital Agenda Commissioner, in a letter made public by the city administration on 2 December....
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31 December 2011 |
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The new government of Spain's autonomous region of Extremadura is not about to make a u-turn on its use of free and open source software, says Teodomiro Cayetano López, Director General de Administración electrónica y Evaluación. link
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31 December 2011 |
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The European Commission's ISA programme (Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations) is organising a workshop on the opportunities and challenges of public administrations working with communities of open source software developers, on 12 January in Granada, Spain. The workshop brings together eleven speakers, some with close ties to open source communities...
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29 September 2011 |
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Here you read my most recent OSOR news item.