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[FYI] (Fwd) FC: Eurocrats say governments should turn to open source

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Date sent:      	Mon, 08 Jul 2002 09:25:20 -0400
To:             	politech@politechbot.com
From:           	Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
Subject:        	FC: Eurocrats say governments should turn to open source software
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From: David Akin <dakin@ctv.ca>
To: "'declan@well.com'" <declan@well.com>
Subject: FWD: EU govt should share software
Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2002 08:43:58 -0400

Hey Declan --
Hope the new job is going well.

Something of interest, likely, for Politech --

[Press release]
European administrations should share open source software resources,
says report published by Commission

European administrations should share software on an open source
licensing basis, to cut soaring eGoverment information technology
costs (set to rise by 28% to EUR 6.6 billion this year), says an
independent study published by the European Commission. The "Pooling
Open Source Software" study, financed by the Commission's Interchange
of Data between Administrations (IDA) programme, recommends creating a
clearing house to which administrations could "donate" software for
re-use. This facility, which would concentrate on applications
specific to the needs of the public sector, could encourage the
replication of good practice in eGovernment services. ...

[Full release:

David Akin
CTV News                               The Globe and Mail
National Business                     Contributing Writer
and Technology Correspondent
Office: 416.313.2503                         dakin@ctv.ca
Mobile: 416.528.3819                dakin@globeandmail.ca

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