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January 22, 2013  10:22 AM

German public Projektgruppe advocates Interoperabilität

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Germany, government, Open source

A parliamentary committee in Germany has called for a change in national laws to enable 'public administrations' to open source their software and make it free to the private sector. According to parliamentary member Jimmy Schulz, government departments in Germany are currently prohibited from...

November 2, 2012  9:38 AM

UK government welcomes open source to G-cloud

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
G-Cloud, government, Open source

Sirius has confirmed that it has been awarded a place on the UK government G-Cloud Framework. The firm will be making its full range of open source products available through the CloudStore. Gcloud.png


October 28, 2012  11:34 AM

Open source democracy in Cameron’s ‘aspiration nation’

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
government, Open source

British prime minister described himself recently as leader of the 'aspiration nation' in line with his wider calls for entrepreneurship and startup business generation. You can watch a video of his...

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October 24, 2012  11:42 AM

A “90% saving” for public sector IT with OpenITGov

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
government, Open source, Public sector, TCO

The public IT sector is shuffling closer to open source. Entando, Jaspersoft, Infobright, Green Vulcano and Red Hat have announced a joint product offering for public sector organisations called OpenITGov. OpenITGov is intended to provide public sector organisations with a 'one-stop-shop' for all...


October 21, 2012  2:12 PM

UK gov open source should follow Utah, USA

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Drupal, e-government, government, Open source, USA

The public sector's global use of open source technology is growing. Famed tech speaker Clay Shirky has been filmed for a TED talk saying that Germany is now publishing its laws on the GitHub...


September 27, 2012  5:48 PM

French PM: Allons à l’open source

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
government, Open source, OpenSource

Open source newswire reports this week suggest that France's new Prime Minister has issued a call to his public sector authority bodies to deploy and use open source technologies at all possible levels. Monsieur Jean-Marc Ayrault is said to have backed a sanction to encourage French public...


July 20, 2012  9:38 AM

Should tax-funded government software be free?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
government, Open source

The non-governmental Open Source for America (OSFA) organisation has called upon the U.S. Federal Government to free up code produced as "custom-developed, taxpayer-funded software" for general use under an open source license. President of selection pressure John Scott has explained that his...


May 16, 2012  12:18 PM

Can UK “IT” PLC save money via open source?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
government, Open source

The UK government appears to be taking positive (possibly even 'assertive') steps towards more implementation of open source technologies at this time. The Open Government Summit today will be held on 30th May in Central Hall Westminster and speakers have just been announced. While the UK public...


September 10, 2011  2:24 PM

Cabinet wants open source openness, with chocolate biscuits?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
government, Open source, Procurement

Press reports have been circulating since the start of this month analysing the government's attitude towards open source technology procurement. As we now know, the traditional approach within Whitehall has been to opt for some of the most costly proprietary technologies. Has this situation...


July 22, 2010  10:14 AM

One open user interface to rule them all, does that sound dangerous?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Fragmentation, government, Integration, User Interface, Web services

There is a problem shared by those of us who subscribe to web services in the form of iGoogle, Yahoo mail, Flickr's photo sharing service and any number of social networks from Twitter to Facebook...


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