Open Source Observatory December 2013
All the Open Source Observatory (OSOR.eu) headlines from December 2013, transmogrified into clickable links to the articles.
|Open source advancing at Dutch defence ministry||EC considering hotline for procurement errors|
|The Dutch Ministry of Defence is increasingly turning to free and open source ICT solutions, including for its workstations. One of the governments' largest ICT projects, a proprietary enterprise warehouse system (Speer) for the armed forces runs on Suse Linux servers. Open source is also used for the tiniest of systems, such as a usb-key offering staffers a secure private network by using a tailored version of Ubuntu Linux.||The European Commission is considering a hotline for the reporting of bad procurement practices and help procurers to respect standardisation policy. The hotline is one of seven new actions contemplated by the EC to support the “effective take up and implementation of standards”. The possible new actions are listed in the Rolling plan for ICT standardisation, published on 16 December and outlining the “next steps for ICT standardisation”.|
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