European ministers favour open specifications and open source

OSOR European ministers responsible for eGovernment policy of the European Union say the open source model could be promoted for use in eGovernment projects, they said in a statement last week in the Swedish city of Malmö.

Addressing open specifications, the ministers state: “It is important to create a level playing field where open competition can take place in order to ensure best value for money.”

The Malmö declaration was adopted on Thursday 18 November. In it the minister also expressed their attention on open standards. “We will ensure that open specifications are promoted in our national interoperability frameworks in order to lower barriers to the market.”

In a press conference on the declaration on 19 November, Siim Kallas, vice president of the European Commission, expressed concerns on the use of open source software. “We have intensive discussions within the Commission. Of course we are very much in favour of free competition, especially in this new area like information technology. But at the same time there is a question of business continuity guarantees. All these things must be addressed properly.” Continue reading at Open Source Observatory & Repository Europe.

Related Posts

Know who’s tracking your e-reading habits The holiday shopping season is upon us, and once again e-book readers promise to be a very popular gift. Last year's holiday season saw ownership of a...
Clair: A vulnerability analysis tool for Containers Clair is a vulnerability analysis tool for containers that was just released by CoreOS. CoreOS is the same outfit that's behind the development of ...
How to Dockerize a Ruby on Rails application In this tutorial, you will learn how to dockerize a Ruby on Rails application. The application we're going to build will make use of PostgreSQL, Redis...
Ministry saves millions by using open source office The Estonian ministry of the Environment has save millions of Euro over the past ten years by using the open source suite of office application, OpenO...
ownCloud 6 released. Now has conflict-handling, file previews and undelete ownCloud 6 has been released. ownCloud is a Free Software/Open Source Web application that can be used to provide a near-complete Cloud data stor...
Component Directory Lockdown – New in Firefox 3.6 We hate crashes. When Firefox crashes, we try to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible, but we’d much rather you not crash in the first pla...

We Recommend These Vendors and Free Offers

Launch an SSD VPS in Europe, USA, Asia & Australia on Vultr's KVM-based Cloud platform starting at $5:00/month (15 GB SSD, 768 MB of RAM).

Deploy an SSD Cloud server in 55 seconds on DigitalOcean. Built for developers and starting at $5:00/month (20 GB SSD, 512 MB of RAM).

Want to become an expert ethical hacker and penetration tester? Request your free video training course of Online Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking

Whether you're new to Linux or are a Linux guru, you can learn a lot more about the Linux kernel by requesting your free ebook of Linux Kernel In A Nutshell.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*