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EU In 'Denial' That Sick Economy Costs Lives, Health Experts Say

Staff Writer | CNBC | March 27, 2013

Europe's financial crisis is costing lives, with suicides and infectious diseases on the rise, yet politicians are not addressing the problem, health experts said on Wednesday. Read More »

EU's Anti-Terrorist Internet Guidelines A Waste Of Money, Says Group

Jennifer Baker | Computerworld | January 22, 2013

An EU project to draw up guidelines to reduce terrorist use of the Internet has been described as a total waste of money by independent watchdog EDRi (European Digital Rights). Read More »

Europe Aims To Regulate The Cloud

Danny Hakim | New York Times | October 6, 2013

In a recent speech, Cameron F. Kerry, the general counsel of the United States Commerce Department, said: “It would be a sad outcome of the surveillance disclosures if they led to an approach to Internet policy-making and governance in which countries became a series of walled gardens with governments holding the keys to locked gates.” ... Read More »

Europe's Big NO to Half Baked GMO Compromises

Molly Scott Cato MEP | Ecologist | November 3, 2015

Last week something almost unprecedented occurred in the European Parliament. All the political groups joined together to roundly reject a proposal on GMOs from the Commission. The issue was a botched attempt to break the majority opposition to allowing GM food and feed into the single market. This followed a similarly bad proposal to facilitate GM cultivation which was voted on in January.

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European Commission Joint Research Center And OpenStreetMap

Séverin Menard | Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team | May 26, 2013

Late March, just coming back from Burundi, I have been invited by Guido Lemoine from the Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen – IPSC, Geospatial EMergency Management Action – GEMMA, that is part of the Joint Research Center (the European Commission’s in-house science service)... Read More »

European Commission Report Says Open Access At 'Tipping Point'

Glyn Moody | Techdirt | August 26, 2013

Techdirt has been reporting for some time on the growing number of moves towards making academic work freely available to the public [...]. But what about the bigger picture? How is open access doing overall? The European Commission has just published a new report trying to answer these questions... Read More »

European Commission to Update its Open Source Policy

The European Commission wants to make it easier for its software developers to submit patches and add new functionalities to open source projects. Contributing to open source communities will be made central to the EC’s new open source policy, expects Pierre Damas, Head of Sector at the Directorate General for IT (DIGIT). “We use a lot of open source components that we adapt and integrate, and it is time that we contribute back.”

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European Nanotechnology Project Compiled Open-Access Nanotoxicology Database

Staff Writer | Nanowerk News | October 7, 2013

Nanotechnology has led to advances in many diverse areas, including medicine and health care, information technology (IT), energy, household and consumer products. An EU-funded project has set up a web-based information system to provide information on impact of nanoparticles on health, safety and the environment. Read More »

European Union (EU) Joinup Web Site

I have been following Gijs Hillenius for the past year on several social media and news sites. He is a journalist with over 25 years of experience and is currently the news editor of the Open Source Repository & Observatory (OSOR). The focus of many of his posts is on the use of open source and open standards by national, regional, and local governments across the European Union (EU). Read More »

European Union Launches CKAN Data Portal

Mark Wainwright | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog | February 25, 2013

On Friday, to coincide with Saturday’s International Open Data Day, the European Commission (EC) unveiled a new data portal, which will be used to publish data from the EC and other bodies of the European Union. Read More »

European Union's 5-year Roadmap for IT and Open Source

After months of preparation, the European Commission (EC) released its broad 5-year roadmap in early May for information and communications technology (ICT) policy, the Digital Single Market Strategy, or DSM. The plan is structured around three main pillars or goals, which include...

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Experts from BMW Group Research and Technology are developing in the research project webinos an open source platform for using mobile web applications across different devices.

Press Release | BMW Group, BMW Forschung und Technik GmbH | September 10, 2012

The infinite world of the web. Experts from BMW Group Research and Technology are developing in the research project webinos an open source platform for using mobile web applications across different devices. Read More »

FI-WARE Opens Up The IoT Future to Everyone

Mark Boyd | Programmable Web | March 20, 2014

The open-source, Internet of Things (IoT) platform FI-WARE wants to become the core infrastructure that will empower our connected future. FI-WARE promises to support smart city infrastructure, enable intelligent factories and precision agriculture, and help entrepreneurs to carve out viable market share in a connected, IoT-enabled world.

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Four Ways Open Access Enhances Academic Freedom

Curt Rice | The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) | April 30, 2013

Are politicians stealing our academic freedom? Is their fetish with open access publishing leading to a “pay to say” system for the rich? Will the trendy goal of making publicly financed research freely available skew the world of scholarship even more in the direction of the natural sciences? I don’t think so. But it took me a while to get there. Read More »

Free Papers Have Reached A Tipping Point, Study Claims

Jocelyn Kaiser | Science | August 20, 2013

Efforts to give the public free access to peer-reviewed papers have reached a milestone: One-half of all papers are now freely available within a year or two of publication, concludes a study funded by the European Commission and released today. [...] Read More »