Open Source Observatory August 2016

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

Poland to boost sharing and reuse of softwareLithuanian police switched to LibreOffice
Poland’s Ministry of Digital Affairs is nudging the country’s public administrations to share and reuse ICT solutions.The police force in Lithuania has installed the LibreOffice open source suite of office productivity tools on over 8000 workstations.
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French municipal syndicate to share case system [France]
German free software proponents approach lawmakers [Germany]
Swiss administrations may share their software [Switzerland]
University fuels NextCloud’s improved monitoring [Germany]
City of Bern starts open desktop proof of concept [Switzerland]
Up to EUR 200,000 for Austria open source projects [Austria]
France’s Vendée shares its eGovernment platform [France]
Paris Region unveils officials information system [France]
ETSI workshop on FRAND and open source controversy [Europe]
Spain’s Valencia reuses Greek PC-lab software [Spain]
France pilots open source-based cloud services [France]
EC to audit Apache HTTP Server and Keepass [Europe]
Gijs Hillenius
Context for Digital Government

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