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[FYI] Commission initiatives on free software
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CORDIS RTD-NEWS/© European Communities, 1999.
Record Control Number: 14100
Category: General policy
The European Commission has taken a number of initiatives on free and
open source software, in view of the growth of the free software
The Information Society Directorate-General has created a working
group on 'libre' software to analyse the free software 'phenomenon'
with a view to creating a set of recommendations for the EU. The
group comprises Commission representatives and experts from the free
software arena. The current issue paper and a discussion mailing list
can be found at: http://eu.conecta.it/. The group finalised a paper
which was presented at the IST 99 conference, where a specific
session on 'free software' was held.
Open source software is listed in the 2000 IST programme's work
programme as a major priority, and several action lines have been
targeted to support its usage and development.
The Commissioner for Enterprise and the Information Society, Erkki
Liikanen, recently expressed his support for open source software
solutions for security platforms at the ISSE'99 conference.
Data Source Provider: I*M Europe
Document Reference: Commission press release.
Programme Acronym: FRAMEWORK 5C; IST
Subject Index Codes: Information Processing, Information Systems
IST 99 website: http://www.ist99.fi/
Draft minutes of free software session: