Open Source Observatory March 2017

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

Open source is mission critical for Europe’s air traffic German states adopt open source-based security checks system
It is entirely possible to use open source in a highly regulated environment such as air traffic control. Five German states are using OSiP, a system for performing security checks for staff access to sensitive areas.
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Czech Finance Ministry app boosts open data, source [Czech Republic]
Switch to open source model turns costs into R&D [Europe]
OFE welcomes continued emphasis on openness in EIF [Europe]
Dortmund’s use of Linux servers increasing [Germany]
Study: ‘Dutch government should mimic US’ [Netherlands]
EC study recommends that policies emphasise open source [Europe]