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Although the generalization that governments lag in free software (there are many examples where they've been quietly head of the curve in operations if not public policy head of other sectors) sets the expectation bar low, I appreciated Paul Brown's informative activities recap on free and open source software in Europe's public sector.

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Open by Default: a new Agricultural Open Data Package has been released in Beta. Open data standards in support of food security.

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An inaugural OpenStack Australia Day: Government is being launched in Canberra, providing a forum for public and private concerns to aspiration-ally move their county's open source agenda forward.

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Most recent US government open source policy moves into implementation stage. Yes, folks are still wondering what that 20% really looks like, but we know it's formally 80% than before. #oss #opengov #floss

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The European Commission has made public their inventory of the open source solutions used by the Commission and the European Parliament.
A methodology for creating the inventory was just accepted by the EC’s Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT), as part of its ‘EU Free and Open Source Software Auditing’ (EU-Fossa) project.

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Invaluable resource for public agencies: The European Union has published its inventory of open source software solutions and tools.

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Was just thinking this morning, in the US the Feds and States are generally ahead in OSS adoption (while remaining behind much of the world) but local government, cities are still in the minority in truly recognizing the benefits of open source (both direct community and supported as a service).
I appreciated this author's practical recommendations for cities considering making the move.
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