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Open Source Tour of Europe: Portugal

Jun 22, 2008, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)

"Open source adoption in Portugal is also something of a tale of what might have been after a bill that would have mandated the use of open source software in public administrations was rejected in 2003.

"As part of its obligations under to meet the European Commission's goals to improve the competitiveness of the European IT industry, like all member states Portugal promotes greater use of free software in the public sector. A non-binding resolution promoting use of open source software in public administrations was adopted in 2002, as noted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies..."

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