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40% Italian Public Administrations Uses Open Source

Gijs Hillenius | JoinUp | May 5, 2014

Just over 40 per cent of Italy's public administrations are using open source software solutions, the country's National Statistical Institute, Istat, reports. According to its 'Public institutions' 2011 Census' report, published on 31 March, this is especially the case among state, regional and provincial administrations. Read More »

Feds Probe Microsoft Whistleblower's Bribery Accusations

John P. Mello Jr. | TechNewsWorld | March 20, 2013

Did business partners of Microsoft give money to officials in three countries to make sure the company got lucrative software contracts? That's the allegation that two U.S. agencies are reportedly investigating, thanks to a Microsoft whistleblower... Read More »

Forget Obamacare: Vermont Wants To Bring Single Payer To America

Sarah Kliff | Vox | April 9, 2014

"If Vermont gets single-payer health care right, which I believe we will, other states will follow," Vermont Gov. Shumlin predicted in a recent interview. "If we screw it up, it will set back this effort for a long time.

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Forza open-source: Italian military to adopt LibreOffice

Jon Gold | Network World | September 15, 2015

The Document Foundation’s Italian subsidiary, LibreItalia, said Wednesday that the Italian Ministry of Defense has agreed to adopt LibreOffice, the open-source productivity suite, in October, and that it will create its own online training courses for the new software by the end of 2016. The move was prompted, in part, by an Italian law that mandates the consideration of open-source alternatives to proprietary software for government use, which was originally passed in June 2012. LibreItalia and the military’s IT staff will release the educational material to the public at large under the Creative Commons license.

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French, German, Dutch and Italian Hackathons Fuel UK ODF Plugfest

Hackathons in Toulouse (France), Munich (Germany), Woerden (the Netherlands) and Bologna (Italy) involving software developers and public administrations, are providing input for the ODF Plugfest that will take place in London on December 8th and 9th. The first four meetings involve developers working on the Open Document Format ODF and the LibreOffice suite of office productivity tools.

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Genoa and Other Cities Increase Their Use of Open Source

Editor | The H Open | June 25, 2013

The Italian Municipality of Genoa has announced that it is to increase its use of free and open source software, hoping to save €100,000 a year according to a reportItalian language link on Italian news site Lettera 43. Read More »

Global Study Finds Majority Believe Traditional Hospitals Will Be Obsolete In The Near Future

Nicole Fisher | Forbes.com | December 9, 2013

A global study was released this morning by the Intel Corporation indicating that around the world people’s health care wants and needs are principally focused on technology and personalization. The “Intel Health Innovation Barometer” found a consistent theme: customized care.

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How Open Source Communities in India Support Privacy and Software Freedom

The free and open source communities in India, particularly Mozilla and Wikimedia communities, are leading two unique global events for better privacy and in support of free software. January Privacy Month is led by the Mozilla community in India to educate the masses about online privacy via both online and offline outreach events. And, Freedom in Feb is led by the Centre for Internet and Society to educate content producers like bloggers and photographers on how to donate their content under open licenses...

IBM & Ponemon Institute Study: Data Breach Costs Rising, Now $4 million per Incident

Press Release | IBM Security, Ponemon Institute | June 15, 2016

IBM Security today announced the results of a global study analyzing the financial impact of data breaches to a company's bottom line. Sponsored by IBM and conducted by the Ponemon Institute, the study found that the average cost of a data breach for companies surveyed has grown to $4 million, representing a 29 percent increase since 2013...

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Italian Public Administration gives priority to Open Source Software

Guglielmo Troiano | OpenSource.com | November 11, 2013

Italian public administrations are now obliged to give priority to free and open source software. Public administrations in Italy and elsewhere in the European Union are expected to provide efficient services to businesses and citizens, to share software solutions, to discuss best practices, and to generally share their experiences. Read More »

Italy finalising guide for comparing open and closed source

Guglielmo Troiano | EU Joinup | November 18, 2013

The Agenzia per l'Italia Digitale (AGID) is finalising its recommendations on how to best compare open source and proprietary software solutions. The Agency will soon publish the criteria and a guideline written by an expert committee. 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 »

Italy Posts Benchmark Open vs Closed Software

Gijs Hillenius | European Commission | January 10, 2014

The Agenzia per l'Italia Digitale (AGID) on Wednesday posted the criteria and guidelines on how to compare open source and proprietary software. The document is to help public administrations to give priority to free and open source solutions, and to the re-use of software paid for by public administrations. [...] Read More »

Italy's South Tyrol Starts Three-Year LibreOffice Migration

Gijs Hillenius | European Commission (EC) | June 20, 2013

The government of Italy's South Tyrol province this morning announced a plan to implement LibreOffice, a free and open source suite of office productivity tools, in all of its public administrations, including municipal administration and healthcare organisations, during the next three years. [...] Read More »

Knowledge Unlatched Make Open Access Open for Trade Partners

Press Release | Knowledge Unlatched | June 28, 2016

Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is partnering with a number of sales agents specializing in library sales to better promote its Open Access offering to libraries. Starting in September, countries including Austria, Germany, Italy, Israel, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Turkey will be covered by three different partners: Schweitzer, Karger Libri and Casalini Libri will join KU’s long-standing partner LYRASIS and include information Knowledge Unlatched into their outreach towards librarians in their core markets...

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