Open Source Observatory October 2014

All the Open Source Observatory ( headlines from October 2014, transmogrified into clickable links to the articles.

Swiss crowdfund pays for signed PDFs LibreOfficeDutch Parliament urges increase of open source
In just three days, the Swiss open source community Wilhelm Tux reached its crowdfunding target of 10,000 CHF (about 8000 euro) to add support for digital signatures in PDF documents. The feature will be added to LibreOffice, a free and open source suite of office productivity tools.The Dutch government must increase its use of open source software, recommends the the country’s parliament. It wants to make open standards mandatory and use open source when equal to or better than proprietary solutions for all ICT projects over 5 million euro.
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‘Albania hospitals should switch to open source’
Free software groups hopeful for new Commission
Paris extends smart city open source tools to region
European Greens RFC: ‘Transparency implies use of open source’
Munich’s return to proprietary desktop would cost millions
Norway closes its open source resource centre
Open source central to e-health project Danish Syddjurs
Still more open source in Sweden’s Alingsås
Linux clusters in German finance ministry data centre
Nearly all of Romania’s universities use Moodle
Open source streamlines pension system Croatia
Gijs Hillenius
Context for Digital Government

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