Open Source Observatory September 2015

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

Munich now a major contributor to open sourceItalian military to switch to LibreOffice and ODF
The city of Munich is a major contributor to free and open source projects, sending bugfixes to upstream developers, making available software solutions and sharing best practices and technical information.The Italian military is transitioning to LibreOffice and the Open Document Format (ODF). The Ministry of Defense will over the next year-and-a-half install this suite of office productivity tools on some 150,000 PC workstations.
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Danish public libraries unite around open source [Denmark]
EC to increase open source for software development [Europe]
EC survey on ICT standards Digital Single Market [Europe]
Interoperability woes keep Hungary locked-in [Hungary]
‘German law mandates vendor-neutral ICT standards’ [Germany]
Open source ‘essential for heritage preservation’ [Europe]
Dutch Standards Board mulls making ODF mandatory [Netherlands]
Swiss checklist to procuring open source [Switzerland]
Norway’s Frikomport readied to switch to Moodle [Norway]
UK government publishes ODF guidance [United Kingdom]
Belgian HR agency promoting use of open badges [Belgium]
Open source-distributions for Romanian public administrations [Romania]
Gijs Hillenius
Context for Digital Government

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