Free and open source software across the EU

Gijs Hillenius


Across the EU, there is a groundswell of public administrations that use open source for their ICT solutions. Evidence of its benefits as well as practical examples are steadily piling up at the European Commission's Open Source Observatory. The areas where this type of solution can be found most include, in random order, content management (CMS), document management (DMS), database applications, all kinds of online e-government services geo-information systems (GIS) and in most if not all publicly provided applications built to use open data.


Public administrations; European Union; Joinup; Free and Open Source Software Policies; implementations.

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