Open Source Observatory February 2016

My Open Source Observatory (OSOR.eu) headlines from February 2016, transmogrified into clickable links to the articles.

UK open source drive ‘encourages citizens participation’ EU funds open source programming research
The push by the UK government to use more free and open source software for its eGovernment services is helping to get citizens more involved. The European Research Council (ERC) is funding several open source software research projects, including code audits, security testing and on cryptography.
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Sweden updates list of mandatory IT standards [Sweden]
gBasque open source sector almost doubles [Spain]
Helsinki region utilities turn to open source [Finland]
BeeGFS looking for the right licence [Germany]
Ireland National Library: open source everywhere [Ireland]
Munich Greens: Linux is made a scapegoat for IT issues [Germany]
Vendor: ‘Governments moving to open source databases’ [Europe]
Dutch Gov: ‘Our lack of knowledge hinders open source’ [Netherlands]
Tallinn schools piloting open source software [Estonia]
Award for Ireland building regulations software [Ireland]