Open Source Observatory October 2018

The Open Source Observatory ( articles I wrote for the European Commission in October 2018.

80% of Barcelona’s IT investment linked to open sourceRenewed push for adoption of ODF document standard
The city of Barcelona is investing 78.7% of its IT budget on open source. By 2020, Barcelona expects nearly all of its IT investment to be linked to open source projects.The Document Foundation, the organisation supporting the development of LibreOffice, is calling for supporters to promote the use of Open Document Format
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More municipalities in Sweden to emphasise sharing and reuse
Developers help Greece merge amendments into laws
Elections in Hesse: new coalition expected to favour open source
Swedish procurement frameworks to build on EU’s Tallinn declaration
Hungarian tax authority wants source code for system upgrade
Study: ‘Promote public sector use of open source implementations of ICT standards
Gijs Hillenius
Context for Digital Government

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