Stories by Matthew Broersma

Letter warns of open source 'threat to eco-system'

A leaked letter to the European Commission has revealed the extent of lobbying by proprietary software groups to prevent the widespread adoption of open-source software.

Written by Matthew Broersma17 Oct. 06 08:40

Spanish region goes entirely open source

The Spanish region of Extremadura has gone open source, deciding to move its entire administration to Linux and open-source software within a year.

Written by Matthew Broersma02 Aug. 06 08:11

Munich Linux 'a reality'

The City of Munich has insisted it is on track with its massive Linux migration, in the face of claims in the German Senate that the project seemed to have failed before it ever got off the ground.

Written by Matthew Broersma05 July 06 08:22

E-gov becomes t-gov

The UK Cabinet Office has published a study into e-government practices, highlighting how governments in the most advanced countries are moving into a new wave of electronic services and processes.

Written by Matthew Broersma29 Nov. 05 08:25

Study: British public bodies say no to open source

U.K. local authorities are far less likely to use open-source software than those of some other European countries, according to findings from a Dutch study. The study has so far found that 32 percent of local authorities in Britain use open-source software, compared with 71 percent in France, 68 percent in Germany and 55 percent in the Netherlands.

Written by Matthew Broersma25 Jan. 05 08:37

EU boost to open source software

The European Union (E.U.) is hoping to give the European open source software industry a competitive boost through a Euro 1.5 million (AUD$2.68m) research project kicking off this week.

Written by Matthew Broersma06 Sept. 04 08:52