gvSIG is nominated at the maximum category of the “Sharing & Reuse Awards” given by the European Commission

As the tithe of this post says, the career of the gvSIG Project has been recognised by the European Commission with the nomination to the maximum category of the “Sharing & Reuse Awards”.

The General Manager for Communication and Information Technologies, Vicente Aguiló, has announced that “the gvSIG project, born at the Generalitat, has been selected by the European Commission as finalist for the “Best open source software solution at the cross border category” at the first edition of the Sharing & Reuse Awards.

The project will compete at the category with the highest impact, the international one, together with other three finalist proposals. A total of 17 projects have been nominated by the Commission finally, after evaluating 118 proposals, from different places around the European Union, for the cross border, national, regional and local categories.

The community executive branch has created the Sharing & Reuse Awards in recognition of the modernization of the Public Administrations in Europe, through the development of electronic Government solutions that can be reused by other organizations, thanks to the open source software.

The final results will be announced in March 29th 2017 in Lisbon, in the Sharing & Reuse Conference 2017, the slogan of which is “Solving the European IT puzzle together”. Apart from the results, being among the 4 nominated projects is a recognition to the gvSIG project and everything that has been built around it.

The event, in its first edition, will meet the experts in open source software and public administration international community, as well as representatives of the European institutions, to debate about the advantages to share and reuse IT solutions in the public sector.sharing_awards

The Communication and Information Technologies General Management (DGTIC) will present the gvSIG project at the conference in Lisbon, together with the other finalist proposals, coming from Germany, Austria, Belgium, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, the Netherlands and Czech Republic.

The Communication and Information Technologies General Manager of the Generalitat has highlighted that “this nomination is a recognition for the career of a project that has been developed in and out of the Administration and that has converted the Valencian Community in an international mentor for geolocation through open source software use”.

Vicente Aguiló has remembered that “the project was born at the Generalitat to create a geographic information system based on open source code, and once launched it was released to an international community of developers that form the gvSIG Association at this moment, and that we become part of it”.

You can consult all the information about these awards and nominated projects in each category in:

https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/community/sharingandreuse/og_page/awards-contest

See you in Lisbon!

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