Open Source Observatory April 2016

The Open Source Observatory ( articles I wrote and published in April 2016 for the European Commission.

South Tyrol makes U-turn, drops LibreOffice project.Bulgaria moves towards open source repository
The government of Italy’s South Tyrol province will end its LibreOffice migration project, and instead intends to switch to a proprietary cloud-based office service.The Bulgarian parliament is likely to approve plans to start a repository for software developed by or for the government. The source code store is to be managed by a new organisation, the eGovernment Agency.
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Oettinger: ‘Open source licences should be the norm’ [Europe]
Lower costs nudge Irish police towards open source [Ireland]
Yvelines school completes switch to free software[France]
Study: Govt should nurture open source sector [Europe]
Munich publishes interim report on IT performance [Germany]
Italian parliament hosts debate on open source [Italy]
Dutch MP calls for open source resource centre [Netherlands]
EC unveils Drupal module for explanatory maps [Europe]
Spain publishes file archive tool as open source [Spain]
Galicia offers testing open source office skills [Spain]
OSCAL’s Open Source Conference Albania 2016 [Albania]
Gijs Hillenius
Context for Digital Government

Policy specialist on open source in public services, knowlegde transfer expert