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The Register: Open Source Group Wins €2.6m EC Grant for Public Sector Push

Apr 16, 2004, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Oates)

"The Consortium for Open Source in Public Administration(Cospa) launches today with the goal of increasing and improving the use of open source software across Europe.

"Partly-funded by the European Commission, the group will provide advice and expertise to government bodies which want to use non-proprietary software. The launch is being marked by a day of events in Cork, Ireland. Attendees will hear speeches from Pat Cox, president of the European Parliament, Doug Heintzman, director of technical strategy at IBM, and Bob Griffith, international secretary at the Society of IT Management..."

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