Intended for reuse by other governments, says member of LibreItalia
A free software advocate has created an editable version of the UK government’s Open Document Format manuals, the “ODF Guidance”. Making the texts available on the Github software development repository facilitates others to edit, update and translate the texts, explains Paolo Dongilli, uploaded the documents to Github on 28 October.
Reuse a specific goal of government project
The Greek government’s open geodata platform (geodata.gov.gr) is making available as open source several tools and extensions to CKAN, a commonly used data management system. The development of reusable tools to help publish and discover open geospatial data is one of the goals of the PublicaMundi project that built Greece’s geodata platform.
Will host all future government IT development projects
The government of Bulgaria has proposed to start a repository for open source software. The government also wants to make it mandatory to use the web based code revision and code management system for all future government software development projects.
Released as open source last week
About one hundred Italian municipalities are using EcoGIS to reduce their carbon footprint. The open source tool helps to map emission data, test interventions and monitor changes in energy consumption.
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