Open Source Observatory January 2017

The Open Source Observatory ( articles I wrote and published for the European Commission in January 2017.

City of Munich wants to end open source desktop
Within three years, the city of Munich could abandon its open source workstation strategy.
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Belgian researchers initiate Open Patent Office [Belgium]
Award for Latvian Archives’ use of open source [Latvia]
Study of German weather data made easy with Rdwd [Germany]
Open source human body simulator trains future doctors [Europe]
Luxembourg University sponsors open source developers [Luxembourg]
France updates IT project evaluation tool Mareva [France]
Experts: ‘Swedish govt. cloud should use open source’ [Sweden]
Open source GIS in Italian public administration [Italy]
Latvia open technology group to announce award [Latvia]
Austria set to increase its use of open source [Austria]
Deputy decries lack of support for Linux in French Assembly [France]
UK’s GDS to renew focus on reusable software [United Kindom]
Oviedo university studies to increase open source [Spain]
FSFE: H2020 funded software should be free [Europe]
Gijs Hillenius
Context for Digital Government

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