Open Source Observatory October 2016

The Open Source Observatory ( articles I wrote and published for the European Commission in October 2016.

Emilia-Romagna ends its use of OpenOfficeNantes: Open source cuts off recurring charges
A source in the IT department of the Emilia-Romagna region confirmed to the Open Source Observatory that the region will end its use of OpenOffice.Switching to open source ends the periodic recurring charges from proprietary software vendors, shows Nantes Métropole, France’s 6th largest city.
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Gijs Hillenius
Context for Digital Government

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