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Study and survey on the impact of Open Source Software and Hardware in the EU economy

Fraunhofer ISI and OpenForum Europe are conducting a study for the European Commission which shall investigate in detail the economic impact of Open Source Software (OSS) and Open Source Hardware (OSH) on the European economy. The study should identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges of open source in relevant ICT policies. The Open Source impact … Read more

4th ODEON Newsletter – The Odeon Platform- OpenDataHubs.eu now available online!!

ODEON platform is the result of the capitalization of past MED projects integrated with EU platforms dealing with Open Data and Linked Open Data. The collaboration between these platforms assures a constant flow of data in the three thematic areas of the project, together with the national/regional e-government platforms. The platform hosts open data freely … Read more

A Call to Open Budgets, Join us to shape an equitable future

Government decisions about how public money is raised, allocated and spent are moral choices – reflecting a nation’s values and priorities. A nation’s budget determines what services are available and to whom – including schools for children, medicine for the sick and support for the unemployed. To assure that public budgets, and the use of … Read more

Open Innovation in Medical Technology Will Save Lives

Experts from the world’s top engineering programs have come together to share knowledge about medical technology, hoping to make life-saving treatments more widely available. Importantly, they’re ensuring that patents, copyrights, and other legal restrictions don’t get between that knowledge and the people who need it most. Open Licenses Provide Life-Saving Technology in a Crisis The … Read more

Getting ready for Open Data Day 2020 on Saturday 7th March

Next year marks the 10th anniversary of Open Data Day! Open Data Day is the annual event where we gather to reach out to new people and build new solutions to issues in our communities using open data. The next edition will take place on Saturday 7th March 2020. Over the last decade, this event … Read more

A road map for a fair data economy offers a new foundation for Europe’s sustainable growth

The Lisbon Council and Sitra have published a new policy brief, A Roadmap for a Fair Data Economy. The policy brief outlines a vision for how Europe can put individuals in control of their own data and how the continent can become home to exciting new business models in finance, health, mobility, energy and other … Read more

MyData Greece 2019 – Community Meeting: 13-14 November 2019

As the importance of personal data in society continues to expand, it becomes increasingly urgent to ensure that people are able to know and control their personal data, but also to acquire personal knowledge and claim the benefits. The MyData Greece 2019 community meeting aims to foster and accelerate such change towards a human-centric approach … Read more