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ZDNet UK: Green Party Urges EU to Go Open-Source

Sep 16, 2003, 21:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Graeme Wearden, Munir Kotadia)

"A group of European politicians are urging the EU and the European Parliament to end their reliance on proprietary software, and embrace open-source instead.

"Members of the European Parliament representing the Green Party and the European Free Alliance (EFA) believe that Europe's software industry would get a substantial boost if the EU and the European Parliament migrated their IT systems onto free and open-source software.

"Such a move, the Green-EFA group claims, would also reduce costs and improve security..."

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