Sweden wants to get rid of IT vendor-lock in

 Government emphasises open standards and urges use of liberating alternatives Sweden’s public administrations should use open IT standards and software “that frees the state administration from dependence on single technical solutions”, the government writes in its note on ICT, part of its 2016 budget plan. “For eGovernment solutions, IT standards will play an increasing role … Read more

Indian Government adopts open source – #egov #opengov #OGP

In a historic decision, the Indian Government has adopted open source for its public offices. With acclaimed Indian organizations like C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) and IIT Chennai working on Debian based distro BOSS Linux and states like Tamil Nadu already advocating open source for a while, this was inevitable. The policy has been … Read more

Do you want to find a good European Repository of Open Educational Resources (#OER)?

Open Education Europa has compiled and is releasing today as open data the analytical list of European Repositories of Open Educational Resources (OER). Open Education Europa: The European Hub for Innovation in Education from Open Education Europa   The Open Education Europa portal: a key player to improve visibility of high-quality European OER The main goal of … Read more

Linux Foundation Launches OpenChain Workgroup for Open Source Standards

Open source code is supposed to reduce redundancy by saving developers from reinventing the wheel. To help it do a better job of that, the Linux Foundation this week announced a new OpenChain Workgroup, a new initiative that aims to standardize common practices to make open source more efficient. The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit consortium … Read more