Friday, May 1, 2009

May Issue of OSBR Available

The May issue of the OSBR is now available in PDF and HTML formats. The theme this month is "open source in government" and the authors include:

Gijs Hillenius, news editor of the Open Source Observatory and Repository, provides an overview of recent advancements and setbacks in the implementation of open source and open standards by public administrations in the 27 member states of the European Union.

Edgy Paiva, Director of IVIA, gives some examples of successful projects within the Brazilian Government that use open source and explains some difficulties for implementing open source.

Mike Gifford, president of OpenConcept Consulting, discusses the global momentum in federal government departments to support open source and problems with the current federal government's procurement process in Canada.

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.

Tom Schmit, an instructor at Riga Business School, and Zigmunds Zitmanis, Vice-Rector for Information Technology at Riga Technical University, discuss the reasons for the University's choice of an open source product as the application to provide the single point of entry into electronic services.

The editorial theme for the upcoming June issue is "women in open source" and the guest editor will be Rikki Kite from Linux Pro Magazine. Contact the editor if you're interested in a submission for this issue.

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