Open Source Observatory May 2015

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

Vatican library: open source for long-term preservation”School: open source reduces PC troubleshooting
The combination of open source and open standards ensures long-term preservation of electronic records and prevents IT vendor lock-in, says Luciano Ammenti, head of the IT department at the Vatican Library (Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana) in Vatican City.Using open source in school greatly reduces the time needed to troubleshoot PCs, shows the case of the Colegio Agustinos de León (Augustinian College of León, Spain). In 2013, the school switched to using Ubuntu Linux for its desktop PCs in class rooms and offices.
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Postgresql to detect nuclear explosions
Dutch land registry opens up to Postgresql
Dutch government agency switches core services to open source
Dutch MP wants sanctions to enforce open standards
2/3 Internet Exchange Points use Czech open source router
Galicia invites nominations for open source award
New case studies proof competence gvSIG’s GIS tools
LibrePlan manages projects at French research network
France to boost uptake of free software in government
Sweden refines specifications of open standards
Galicia allies with trade groups and universities
Gijs Hillenius
Context for Digital Government

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