Open Source Observatory October 2015

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

‘France’s open source policy spurs ICT market’Open source office at Veneto health care
France’s policies on open source and open data are helping to create a market for French ICT service providers.The ULSS5 health care organisation in the Italian Veneto Region has nearly completed the transition to LibreOffice and the open document format ODF.
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Education is key to Basque free software policy [Spain]
European rural schools rely on open source [Europe]
Andalucia’s IT management tool ‘ready for reuse’ [Spain]
Flemish municipalities co-develop permit tracker [Belgium]
UK licence deal to boost use of open source office [United Kingdom]
UK hospital uses open source patient records system [United Kingdom]
France’s citizens vote in favour of open source [France]
‘EU institutions remain unaware of document policy’ [Europe]
Italy’s Bari switching to LibreOffice and ODF [Italy]
Gijs Hillenius
Context for Digital Government

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