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Open Source Tour of Europe: [France and Czech Republic]

Jun 18, 2008, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)

451 CAOS Theory: Open Source Tour of Europe: France

"France must also be considered one of the favourites to be crowned EURO 2008 Open Source champion given the number of open source-related policies, projects and vendors. It would almost be easier to list the departments of the French government that have not adopted open source.

"As long ago as 2001 the French Agency for Information and Communication Technologies in the Administration announced that it was promoting the use of open standards and open-source software in e-government applications. The following year it published a guide designed to help public sector entities choosing and using free and open source software..."

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451 CAOS Theory: Open Source Tour of Europe: Czech Republic

"Publicly available information on Czech open source deployment projects suggests that the country has had rather more luck when it comes to open source.

"There was early success in 2003/4 when the Vysocina Region deployed two open source-based projects: e-PUSA, the electronic portal of the regional self-governments and KEVIS, the regional registration and information system..."

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