[Fsfe-ie] Open Source Observatory - seeking stories from public administrations

Teresa Hackett [default] teresahackett at eircom.net
Tue Sep 21 23:43:07 CEST 2004

Forwarded from OSI IPR list

European Commission's Open Source Observatory seeks stories from public

The European Commission's Open Source Observatory (OSO) is a clearinghouse
of information related to free/libre/open source software in the public
sector, and is intended to promote and spread the use of best practices in
Europe. The OSO is part of the EC's IDA (Interchange of Data between
Administrations) programme, and ultimately aims to provide a comprehensive
overview of free/open source software policies and activities in the public
sector, especially in current and future EU Member States

The OSO has been re-launched on the new IDA website in August, and is
available at http://europa.eu.int/ida/oso/. The content is being collected
by MERIT (University of Maastricht), Unisys and Eurocities/Telecities. It
includes information on events and other announcements, case studies, and
news stories with a focus on news sourced directly from public

We invite you to send in news items, announcements for events and other
stories related to free/open source and of interest to public
Please email them to: <mailto:gposs at cec.eu.int>gposs at cec.eu.int.

If you belong to a public authority or a public sector organisation and
would be interested in being the subject of a case study for best practices
regarding open source software, please contact us at:
<mailto:gposs at cec.eu.int>gposs at cec.eu.int.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Rishab Aiyer Ghosh

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