Gijs Hillenius

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Brussels Area, Belgium

Gijs Hillenius writes original articles for the Joinup project of the European Commission. His articles are republished here with permission.

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The workstations run the ubiquitous proprietary operating system.

See also this 2007 presentation
http://redhat.sns.ro/files/Opensource-In-Vienna.pdf

and

https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/news/vendor-dependency-forces-vienna-renew-proprietary-office-licences

For bundling resources and avoiding duplicate efforts is why the European Commission started the Open Source Observatory and Repository (OSOR) and its Semantic Interoperability project (SEMIC), that can now be found on the "Joinup Collaboration platform" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joinup_collaboration_platform

The commission was inspired by France's Adullact, a free software user group of French civil servants, and in many European countries there are similar code repositories. Many of these are "joined" (federated) at the "interoperability solutions" section on Joinup...

For Munich, I recommend this OSOR study https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/elibrary/case/limux-it-evolution-open-source-success-story-never