Open content and open access are important in a socio-political context but at present of negligible economic relevance for the region of Baden-Württemberg, according to a recent state-sponsored study.
The Bavarian state government is allowing the Openstreetmap project to copy geodata, offering web access to its high resolution aerial photographs of the administrative region of Upper Palatinate (Oberpfalz).
The results of GNU/Linux pilot projects in about a thousand Russian schools will be a major topic at the fourth conference on open source software in higher education, taking place in the central-Russian city of Pereslavl-Zalessky in January.
Public administrations, research institutes and companies in the German city of Berlin are asked to take part in a survey to assess the region's open source potential. The survey, supported by the Berlin Senate and the city's Chamber of Industry and Commerce, closes 12 December.