Open Source Observatory April 2015

My Open Source Observatory (OSOR.eu) headlines from April 2015, transmogrified into clickable links to the articles.

EP study: “EU should finance key open source tools” German Greens want increased support for open source
The European Union should finance initiatives that increase security and privacy of open source solutions, and set up certification schemes for essential open source tools, IT security experts recommend in two studies written for the European Parliament. The Greens in the German parliament want the government to shore up support for open source. The group is figuring out the most convincing arguments and how to increase pressure on the federal government.
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German states pilot open source patient portal
Healthcare projects should collaborate on open source
Luxembourg open source health records system gains foothold
Political support and pioneers pivotal for open source
Open source increase in Swiss public administration
Helsinki to prefer open source IT solutions
France interoperability rules to boost ODF
Open source saves costs at Portugal road authority
Dutch parliament: Vendor dependence too high a cost
ESA’s seeks sponsors to boost its Summer of Code
Hungary universities move to EuroOffice and ODF