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New Book Published: Open Source in Public Sector - Better, More Flexible, More Secure

CeBIT 2012 in Hannover on 7th March 2012 saw the release of a new book on Open Source in the Public Sector. The book is collaboration between key stakeholders in the Open Source agenda in Germany, such as OSB Alliance and Innovators Club Germany. OSEPA project also provided material for the book.

This edited volume shows why open source in the public sector is a good option. It demonstrates in particular how open source concept is useful in the public sector where it can help with specific problems in terms of security, independence and reliability. In addition to technical and economic benefits the object of the book is to show the functional advantages of open source. Through open interfaces open source enables a new kind of interaction between government, business and citizens.

OSEPA' s collaborated in the book project with two articles by our external experts. Horst Bräuner wrote about the Open IT that the town of Schwäbisch Hall uses and Rüdiger Czieschla's article handled the successes and challenges with the Open Office migration in the city of Freiburg.

In true open source spirit, all articles are also available in German at: http://www.opensourcepublicsector.de

More information on OSB Alliance: www.osb-alliance.com

More information on Innovators Club: www.innovatorsclub.de