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Dedication to Open Source and Open Standards Threatened in Leaked EU EIF Document

Jan 08, 2010, 01:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dee-Ann LeBlanc)

"The European Interoperability Framework

"As the European Union works toward better integration to help countries work together more easily, one step along the way has been the development of the European Interoperability Framework, or EIF.

"This document "provides recommendations and defines generic standards with regard to organizational, semantic and technical aspects of interoperability, offering a comprehensive set of principles for European cooperation in eGovernment."

"As these definitions are what will drive policy, of course every interest group wants to make sure that its needs and desires are met. The issue of open standards was raised earlier on to ensure that member countries wouldn't all be forced into using identical software."

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