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ZDNet UK: EU Site Pushes Open-Source Education

Dec 22, 2003, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Broersma)

"The European Commission, the European Union's executive branch, has launched a Web site aimed at improving understanding of open-source software. The site adds to the EU's substantial moves to support open source, which is seen by many EU member states as a way of cutting public-sector costs, stimulating the local software industry and fostering interoperability free of proprietary constraints.

"The Free and Open Source Software (F/OSS) site, launched earlier this month, is part of the EC's Information Society programme, which focuses on technology's impact on government and society. It brings together information about EU research programmes and e-government initiatives related to open source..."

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