Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Upcoming Issue on Open Source in Government

Here's a preview of some of the articles in the upcoming May issue on Open Source in Government:

Gijs Hillenius, from the EU's Open Source Observatory and Repository, provides an overview of the advancements and some of the setbacks of the implementation of open source and open standards by public administrations in the 27 member states of the European Union in 2008.

Edgy Paiva, Director of IVIA, shows how the Brazilian Government is using OSS, gives some examples of successful Brazilian projects that use OSS, explains some difficulties for implementing OSS, and makes a comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of using OSS.

Darlene Meskell, Director of Intergovernmental Solutions at GSA, provides an overview of current open government initiatives in both the United States and other parts of the world.

Zigmunds Zitmanis, Vice-Rector for Information Technology at Riga Technical University, discuss the reasons for the decision of Riga Technical University in Latvia to choose an open source product as the application to provide the single point of entry into electronic services for the University.

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