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VNUnet: Europe Picks Penguin to Link Government IT

Jul 18, 2003, 19:00 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Williams)

"A European Commission working paper on linking national government IT systems across Europe is recommending open source software.

"The paper, Linking up Europe: the Importance of Interoperability for E-government Services, stressed that the planned European interoperability framework should be 'based on open standards and encourage the use of open source software.'

"Andy Butler, vice president at analyst Gartner, described it as 'a loaded statement' which will be 'very provocative...'"

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