Open Source Observatory August 2019

The Open Source Observatory ( articles I wrote and published for the European Commission in August 2019.

Italy’s top financial inspectors to include public sector software reuse in their auditsFrance’s public services increasingly contribute to open source
Italy’s Court of Audit (Corte dei conti), which monitors public finances, will be including in its audits the savings generated by all of the country’s public services that share software created by or for them.Agriculture, aviation, culture, finance, justice, education, and treasury: from across France’s public services, software developers are committing code to publicly hosted open source projects
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New Finnish government to promote open source
Russia scrapped open source plans to focus on self-reliance
Europe’s public services looking for Python developers
Valencia continues its support for Linux school distro
Gijs Hillenius
Context for Digital Government

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