Open Source Observatory December 2014

All the Open Source Observatory ( headlines from December 2014, transmogrified into clickable links to the articles.

European Commission to update its open source policyEU: EUR 1 million for security audit of open source
The European Commission wants to make it easier for its software developers to submit patches and add new functionalities to open source projects. Contributing to open source communities will be made central to the EC’s new open source policy.The European Parliament is funding a security audit of the free and open source solutions used by the Parliament and the European Commission. Last Wednesday, the EP allocated EUR 1 million for the audit project, to be carried out by the EC Directorate General for Informatics (DIGIT).
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One decade on, gvSIG offers powerful GIS tools
Quebec government writes 3 open source licences
5100+ signatures for open formats in the French educational system
Spanish region Galicia publishes training materials for Linux and LibreOffice
ODF Plugfest showcases innovations on document collaboration
Deputy CTO UK: ODF is a ‘big change’
Cenatic to focus on open source reuse and certification
Campaign promotes open source in Finland’s towns
Study: ‘European Parliament should use open source’
Open source now part of Romania’s Digital Agenda
Advocacy group: ‘ICT procurement is broken’
Eure-et-Loir department now using Nuxeo document system
Slovak statisticians rely on open source for voting machines
Report: 15 percent of IT tenders ask for brand instead of solution
Gijs Hillenius
Context for Digital Government

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