Open Source Observatory July 2015

My Open Source Observatory ( headlines from July 2015, transmogrified into clickable links to the articles.

Andalusia revamps its free software desktopFree software advocates heckle town of Pesaro
The government of Spain’s Andalusia has revamped its free and open source desktop, aimed to become the region’s standard configuration for workstations and laptops.Italian proponents of the use of free and open source software by public administrations are protesting a decision by the town of Pesaro to switch from using OpenOffice to a proprietary cloud-based office solution.
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IT trade groups protest Slovak licence deal [Slovak Republic]
Western Greece switches to using open source GIS [Greece]
Open source runs Croatia’s geospatial services platforms [Croatia]
Standardisation process should be open, study shows [European Union]
UK health service nurtures open source communities [United Kingdom]
ISO updates ODF document standard [European Union]
Shropshire council to share Intranet starter kit [United Kingdom]
France publishes free software procurement templates [France]
Belgium police sharing and reusing web technology [Belgium]
Gijs Hillenius
Context for Digital Government

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