Poland’s Ministry of Justice is refusing to make public the computer algorithms that are used to randomly assign judges to cases.
The Dutch city of Amsterdam is relying on open source software to build and deploy solutions that combine geographic maps and other data.
Malta’s Ministry of Finance, Italy’s Ministry of Economy and Finance, and the UK South East Regional Organised Crime Unit have implemented open source cloud systems to share data and servic
France’s Cour des comptes (Court of Auditors) supports the central government’s use of free software, recognising it as a driver of government modernisation and improved efficiency.
Following the success of its first open source bug bounty, the European Commission is preparing a second, larger project.
A strong cultural and historical background favours open source.
In November, the Spanish government published as open source the code for its open data platform data.gob.es.
Bulgaria’s State e-Government Agency (SEGA) has started to build its national open source software repository in which it intends to share all software written for and by public services.
The City of Barcelona is migrating its computer systems away from the Windows platform, so repo
Software developers working for the governments of Canada and the Netherlands are working to join their government’ collaboration portals, GCconnex/GCcollab and Pleio respectively.