Open Source Observatory November 2013

All the Open Source Observatory ( headlines from November 2013, transmogrified into clickable links to the articles.

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| Dutch cyber security centre: Linux suitable for businesses | Parliament in Spain’s Andalusia unanimously for open source |

The Dutch government’s cyber security centre says that Linux is suitable for business users, as well as for personal use. It points to the Ubuntu or Red Hat open source distributions as a viable alternative for those that are currently using a decade-old proprietary operating system.The parliament of Spain’s autonomous region of Andalusia is urging the region’s government to switch to free and open source software, passing a resolution unanimously last week Thursday. The parliament wants the region to use this type of solutions to increase intergovernmental co-operation and information exchange.
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| Flemish data mining project built on open source | Belgium | | French Isère department encourages open source use | France | | Open source runs Belgian social heating tariffs | Belgium | | ‘Open source can fix Latvia’s unlicensed software problem’ | Latvia | | Greens/EFA press EP’s President on open source | European Union | | Hospitals eyeing open source patient record system | United Kingdom | | Flemish waste management: ‘Open source provides flexibility’ | Belgium | | Two hundred ways to switch an EC Directorate to open source | European Union | | Galician NGO challenges gvt support for proprietary software | Spain | | New German government encourages open source | Germany | | IT procurement must be monitored, Polish watchdog concludes | Poland | | Polish high school: Linux PCs ‘faster and cheaper’ | Poland | | Dutch share data and ICT solutions water management pilot | Netherlands | | Sharing and re-use biggest win for Dutch Typo3 association | Netherlands | | Swiss Lausanne piloting open source desktops | Switzerland | | Italy finalising guide for comparing open and closed source | Italy | | Dutch to share new municipal records database solution | Netherlands | | South Australia to test use of Joinup for sharing and re-use | European Union | | European examples make case for open source in Vietnam | European Union |

Gijs Hillenius
Context for Digital Government

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