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DE: Open source in coalition agreement Badem-Wuerttemberg

31.05.2011

The newly elected coalition goverment of the German state of Baden-Württemberg wants to use open source software wherever appropriate, according to its coalition agreement.


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NL: Hospital considers publishing medical record system as open source

31.05.2011

The St. Antonius Hospital in the cities of Nieuwegein and Utrecht is considering to make available as open source its IntraZis system for medical records, says Jeroen Baten, recently made responsable for the team developing the...


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EU: 'One in ten government IT tenders illegally specify brands'

31.05.2011

Thirteen percent of government IT tenders illegally specifies trademarks when they engage suppliers from the private sector for specific IT contracts worth billions of euros, writes Open Forum Europe in its Procurement Report...


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BE: Open source telecom network for academic research council

31.05.2011

A university council in Belgium that coordinates academic projects in the Flander region's on development cooperation, Vlir-uos, is moving to a telecom infrastructure based on open source.


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CH Parliamentarian: Schools should use open source to inspire students

31.05.2011

Changing their attitudes from mere consumers into participants, will make students more interested in IT, she believes. "Schools simply apply IT, ignoring the educational possibilities of new technologies."


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Veranstaltungsbericht „Open Source Software in der Verwaltung“

31.05.2011

31. Mai 2011 Am 17. und 18. Mai fand zum ersten Mal die Veranstaltung „Open Source Software in der Verwaltung - Erfahrungen und Entwicklungen“ im Berliner Bundeshaus statt. Die...


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EC: 'Commission fully committed to promoting interoperability'

31.05.2011

The European Commission remains fully committed to promoting interoperability, it writes in its answers to the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament. The EC is "confident that (its) infrastructure supports all the major IT...


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Erfolgreicher Messeauftritt auf dem LinuxTag 2011

31.05.2011

30. Mai 2011 Wie bereits in den Jahren zuvor präsentierte sich das Kompetenzzentrum Open Source Software (CC OSS) auf dem LinuxTag in Berlin. Von den insgesamt 11.5781 Messebesucher fanden sich viele...


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MT: Government support is crucial for the proliferation of OSS, MITA chairman says

27.05.2011

The Chairman of the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA), Claudio Grech, said on 28 April 2011 that the Maltese Government's support for OSS is crucial for the development of the right ecosystem in which OSS can proliferate.


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BE: Wallonia - Court-St-Etienne commune's new website makes use of open source CMS tool

27.05.2011

The Court-St-Etienne commune in the region of Wallonia has recently launched its new portal which makes use of the open source content management system (CMS) of the PloneGov project (previously known as CommunesPlone), a...


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MK: Public involved in finalisation of national Open Source policy

26.05.2011

In the course of March 2011, four public meetings were organised in cities of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in the aim to promote and discuss the draft National Policy for Open Software, by involving the public in the...


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RO: Minister: 'Open source recommended wherever appropriate'

24.05.2011

Romania's public administrations are recommended to use free and open source software, wherever that is appropriate, the country's minister for Communication and Information Society, Valerian Vreme, explained at a conference in...


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EU: PEPPOL and the European Commission: First electronic transaction in production

24.05.2011

On 17 May 2011, two invoices were sent by British Telecom using the PEPPOL* Infrastructure and were successfully received in production by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT).


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US: The Department of Veterans Affairs begins process to create open source electronic health record

24.05.2011

On 1 April 2011, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released a draft Request for Proposal (RFP) aimed at forming an Open Source community around its ground-breaking Veterans Integrated System Technology Architecture...


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SE: Framework agreement increases use of open source

24.05.2011

Sweden's public administrations, municipalities and health care are increasingly turning to free and open source software solutions, following legal clarifications made to a public procurement framework contract. From April...


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EU/UK: FSFE appeals for information on OSS deployments

23.05.2011

On 18 May 2011, the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) launched an appeal for users to supply information on recommended open source software applications for use in the UK public sector. The FSFE’s intention is to write a...


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EU/GR: Initiation of collaboration of the Free Technology Academy and Greek LUG

23.05.2011

The Free Technology Academy (FTA) and the Association of Greek Users and Friends of Free Software / Open Source Software (Greek Linux User Group – Greek LUG), announced their partnership on 19 May 2011, making the Greek...


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UK: Leeds NHS Trust to introduce an open source portal for patient records

23.05.2011

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is working to develop an open source portal to give clinicians a single view of data held in its patient administration system (PAS) - the patient record and appointment tracking system - and...


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FR: Launch of the Centre for Innovation in OSS creates synergy between the PLOSS Association of the Rhône Alpes region and the Tarare municipality

23.05.2011

In December 2010, a press conference was held at the Tarare Town Hall to present the launch of the Centre for Innovation in Open Source Software. The establishment of the centre represents one of the efforts undertaken by the...


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SEE 2011 mit Focus auf Offenheit

20.05.2011

20. Mai 2011 Die Bundesstelle für Informationstechnik (BIT) des Bundesverwaltungsamtes (BVA) hat sich auch in diesem Jahr auf der SEE erfolgreich präsentiert.. Neben Vorträgen zu den Themen Open...


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IE: National Library wins national open source award for its online catalogue

17.05.2011

The National Library of Ireland received the Open Source eGovernment Award for its online catalogue in Ireland's eGovernment Awards for 2011, held on 23 March in Dublin Castle.


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DE: Launch of the Open Source Integration Initiative

16.05.2011

Several Open Source German companies cooperate in the newly launched Open Source Integration Initiative (OSII) in order to develop a modular ‘stack’ solution for open source business solutions. The Initiative is supported by...


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IT: DossierScuola - Promoting the use of free software in public education

13.05.2011

Italian free software advocates like PDP Free Software User Group (PDP FSUG) are disseminating 'DossierScuola - Free to Learn', a document on the use of free software in public education (available in Italian only).


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DE: Interoperability forces Foreign Office to proprietary desktop

11.05.2011

'Urgently needed collaboration features' are forcing Germany's ministry of Foreign Affairs to move to a proprietary desktop operating system and a proprietary suite of office applications sold by the same vendor, it appears from...


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IT: Advocacy group re-launches free software awareness-raising campaign for 2011 election candidates

06.05.2011

Italian non-profit organisation Associazione per il Software Libero (ASSOLI) re-launched the ‘Dear Candidate’ campaign on the occasion of the elections to be held on 15-16 May 2011. This awareness-raising initiative urges all...


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EU/GR: Greece becomes the first EU Member State to use Open e-PRIOR

04.05.2011

The European Commission's Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT) presented a workshop at the University of Piraeus (Athens), the outcome of which was the successful set-up of Open e-PRIOR, as a test implementation, on a...


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Kompetenzzentrum Open Source Software auf dem LinuxTag 2011

02.05.2011

02. Mai 2011 Auch dieses Jahr findet der LinuxTag nicht ohne das Kompetenzzentrum Open Source Software (CC OSS) in Berlin statt. Besuchen Sie den Stand des CC OSS in Halle 7.2a auf dem Stand 133. Wir freuen uns...


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'Open source on the rise in UK schools'

30.04.2011

The United Kingdom's institutions for higher and further education are increasing their use of free and open source software, concludes OSS Watch, a public service organisation, following a survey. Most needed are tools to...


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FR: Research institute donates hardware to free software developers

30.04.2011

Free software developers in France can soon write and compile their solutions using computer hardware donated by a French national computer science research institution. The institute, which preferred not to be named, is donating...


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DE: Munich and Interior Ministry to present at LinuxTag Berlin

29.04.2011

Representatives from Germany's Federal Ministry of the Interior, the state capital of Munich and the city council of Munich will be talking about their public administration's use of open source and open source, at the next...


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DK: Study reveals financial benefits of re-using IT system elements as open source

28.04.2011

According to a report, Danish Government IT projects could make substantial savings if they developed and re-used system elements as open source, it was announced on 27 April 2011.


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EU: Free software advocates want procurement rules improved

28.04.2011

Europe's rules on public procurement should be improved to allow better access to free and open source software applications, according to advocacy groups and the OSOR project. They responded to a public consultation by the...


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GL: Campaign to remove advertisements for non-free PDF readers from public institutions enters second phase

27.04.2011

The PDF readers campaign of Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE), which asks public institutions to remove advertisements for proprietary PDF readers on their websites, is now entering a second phase of sending reminders to...


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NL: Geo-standards added to the 'comply or explain' list

22.04.2011

Geo-standards have been added to the 'comply or explain' list of open standards of the Dutch Standardisation Board (College Standaardisatie, in Dutch), it was announced on 24 March 2011. This means that all Dutch government...


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Alternative, open source mail server improves MEPs' email access

21.04.2011

Policy staffers at the Greens/European Free Alliance are offering MEPs and their staff better access to their email, using a server built with free and open source software. The staffers want the EP to increase its use of free...


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US: Free software to monitor use of Federal Government IT investments

21.04.2011

The United States has taken actions to make its public financial management more transparent for citizens so as to provide them with a window into public sector management of financial resources. In response to this effort, the...


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Swedish municipalities fail strategy for electronic document formats

19.04.2011

Municipalities in Sweden fail to consider the long-term consequences of the document format of their documents when procuring software, says Björn Lundell, a researcher at the University of Skövde. He concludes that when...


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CH: New structural plan of the Geneva Canton promoting free software in education

19.04.2011

In February 2011, the State Councilor in charge of the Department of Education, Culture and Sport (Département de l’Instruction Publique, de la Culture et du Sport - DIP) of the Canton of Geneva Charles Beer approved the...


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IT: Advocates welcome Fabriano municipality's embracing of free software

19.04.2011

In a news article released in March 2011, Italian free software advocacy organisation PDP Free Software User Group (PDP FSUG) enthusiastically welcomed the unanimous political move in favour of free software voted for in 2010 at...


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AU: Government updates open source guide in line with national policy, and seeks public consultation on new version

19.04.2011

To complement the 2011 open source software policy, the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) has updated its open source software guide. In addition, it is looking for public input on this revised draft.


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DE: Parliamentarians ask government to support free software

18.04.2011

The German political party Alliance '90/The Green wants the Federal government to do more to support the use of free software. The parliamentariens disapprove that the ministry of Foreign Affairs is moving back to proprietary...


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ES: Asturias region adopts open source technology for local government

18.04.2011

The Asturian Technology Services Consortium (CAST), which is made up of the Government of the Principality of Asturias and the town councils with less than 20 000 inhabitants, has launched a programme to set up a collaboration...


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Company allows GPLv3'ed Javascript libraries to be distributed as EUPL

16.04.2011

The Javascript libraries developed by US-based software company Sencha, published as open source using the GPLv3 free software licence, are available for redistribution using the EUPL. The company this Monday added the EUPL to...


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UK: The National Archives releases new version of file-identification software DROID

15.04.2011

On 7 March 2011, the National Archives launched the newest version of Digital Record Object Identification (DROID), an open source, file-identification and digital data management tool for the public and private sectors, and for...


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SEE-Konferenz 2011

15.04.2011

15. April 2011 Auch dieses Jahr veranstaltet die Bundesstelle für Informationstechnik (BIT), neben der Technischen Universität Clausthal und der Firma 4Soft GmbH, die Software & Systems Engineering...


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DK: Political agreement reached on Open standards

15.04.2011

Since 1 April 2011, there have been no mandatory requirements for the format in which public authorities shall provide editable documents.


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CH: Free software to allow access to Confederation geoportal via mobile terminals

15.04.2011

The Federal Administration has developed jointly with the cantons, cities, universities and private companies a project for a free web-based geographic application that allows access to the geoportal ‘geo.admin.ch’ via a simple...


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PT: Open standards become prerequisite for government IT

13.04.2011

Portugal's parliament adopted a law last Wednesday requiring the country's public administrations to use open standards, including for their electronic documents.


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Neue Open-Source-Produkte veröffentlicht

11.04.2011

11. April 2011 Im März 2011 wurden folgende interessante Open-Source-Produkte auf unseren Webauftritt veröffentlicht: -          Mozilla...


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Ideen- und Best-Practice-Wettbewerb zu Open Source/Open Standards

08.04.2011

08. April 2011 Im Projekt Zukunft wird in Berlin zu einem Ideen- und Best-Practice-Wettbewerb im Technologiefeld Open Source/Open Standards aufgerufen. Prämiert werden dabei Ideen und bereits erfolgreich...


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