Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE)

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5 Initiatives That Pushed the Free Software Envelope in Europe in 2016

The public sector tends to lag—some would say drag—behind the private sector when it comes to adopting new technologies. This is also true when it comes to adopting free software: Although companies widely see free technologies as a boon, government organizations often are still locked into proprietary software and work with closed standards. That said, some countries are making progress moving toward open source technologies...

German Coalition Favors German-Owned Or Open Source Software, Aims To Lock NSA Out

Loek Essers | PCWorld | December 17, 2013

Germany’s new coalition government listed open source software among its IT policy priorities, and said it will take steps to protect its citizens against espionage threats from the NSA and other foreign intelligence agencies. Read More »

Italy Is Latest To Promote Open Source Software In Public Procurements

Paul Brownell | OpenSource.com | January 22, 2014

In December, the Italian government issued final rules implementing a change to procurement law that now requires all public administrations in the country to first consider re-used or free software before committing to proprietary licenses. Importantly, the new rules include an enforcement mechanism, which can, at least in theory, annul decisions that do not follow these procedures. Read More »

UK Government Finalizes Open Standards Principles: The Bigger Picture

Mark Bohannon | opensource.com | November 6, 2012

Last week, the UK Cabinet Office released its Open Standards Principles: For software interoperability, data and document formats in government IT specifications. Read More »