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By promoting two events, covered also in the "events" section of www.plonegov.org, the Italian branch of PloneGov shows its vitality and paves the road for new members willing to take advantage of the PloneGov collaborative model.
The parallel sessions of friday 6 November afternoon will include a scientific workshop about PloneGov
PloneGov will be one of the case studies addressed by a panel of experts, discussing about open source in the frame of the e-gov 2012 Italian Government plan
The best practices of the Public Organizations using Plone will be illustrated in the first edition of an event focused on the central theme "more ICT, less crisis"
The open source initiative PloneGov has been selected among the 52 best European e-Government projects, and is invited to present the project at the 5th Ministerial eGovernment Conference, - a joint event organised by the European Commission and the Swedish EU Presidency, which aims at monitoring progress in eGovernment, accelerating the adoption of eGovernment policies in Europe and identifying research priorities for the future.
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) is one of the Community Agencies of the European Union and is located in Bilbao, Spain. Its central role is to contribute to the improvement of working life in an enlarged European Union by developing, analysing and disseminating information on occupational safety and health (OSH). EU-OSHA disseminates information and collaborates with its network through a Plone-base CMS which is now shared being shared to anyone interested in creating or maintaining a website in different languages.
Early August, the EU-OSHA launched three calls for tender to further develop its website, its web systems and to support its media and promotion activities.
UK public organizations in Kent and Medway collaborate in an innovative open source project. The Kent Connects Information Sharing Portal has been developed to create a flexible, virtual online space for any Kent Connects partner to share information via the internet in a secure way. This allows groups, communities, partnerships or individuals across these partner organisations to access documents, minutes, agendas etc from a central, secure store.
Abstract Open Solutions organizes the European Plone Symposium 2009 from 11 to 17 May 2009. This symposium presenting new tools to fight the licensed software, and it will be the first Symposium to be held in Europe. A PloneGov event will complete the programme.
The modification of the public procurement rules was announced at a press conference on April 2nd, Budapest. As a result, open source software gets green light in the Hungarian public sector.
eGovMoNet is a European thematic network dealing with measurement strategies for the impact and the perceived quality of eGovernment services. The workshop focused on eGovernment Impact Measurement. Participants in the network are leading organisations from eGovernment measurement including government, benchmarking practitioners, application developers, and users. As representative of the PloneGov project, an international open source software sharing initiative, Zea Partners got precociously involved in this network.
The Open Source Initiative (OSI), one of the principal advocacy organisations on open source software, has unanimously approved the European Union Public Licence (EUPL) version 1.1 as an open source licence.
ANCITEL, the institutional IT network and service provider for more than 7000 Italian Communes, expressed its interest in evaluating the implications of getting involved in the dissemination in Italy of CommunesPlone - presently being ported in an Italian language, Italian accessibility regulations-compliant version. Even though preliminary, this opening to an in-depth examination of CommunesPlone potential seems promising, as long as ANCITEL, under the direct control of ANCI, the association of more than 7000 of Italian Communes, serves 90% of the Italian population.
The UK government has said it will accelerate the use of open source software in public services.
The launch of the Plone EasternEurope user group reflects the growing interest for open source software worldwide. This user group will focus on the former East European block. It aims to regroup experts facing similar challenges and opportunities. By enabling cross-border collaboration it will foster the creation of innovative services and support the development of local economies.
The Brazilian government wants its public administrations to check an Open Source reference guide before launching new IT projects. This moves taken by the Government of the 5th world economy, confirms Brazilian leadership and long term commitment on open source software.
The Italian PloneGov community has been growing at an impressive rate since the launch of its national branch in September. This article presents in details a number of Plone based open source projects developed by a number of Italian public administrations.
Software tenders by European public administration often may not comply with EU regulations, illegally favouring proprietary applications. "These tenders could be protested against, and if necessary the tendering organisations could be taken to court", said Karel De Vriendt, head of the IDABC unit responsible for the Open Source Software Observatory and Repository (osor.eu).
An international conference will take place in Paris on December 1 and 2 in order to promote Open Source softwares and support the Open Source research and communities.
Python is a mature, flexible language that allows developers to concentrate on business solutions rather than technology problems, and has shown continual growth over the past decade.