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Government/Corporate Project Declares Plan to Promote OSS within the EU

Feb 15, 2008, 14:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marco Fioretti)

"An ambitious initiative that aims to bring open source software to a new level in Europe hopes to make competition with US companies more interesting. QualiPSo is a four-year project partly funded by the EU. Its mission is to 'bring together the major players of a new way to use and deploy open source software (OSS), fostering its quality and trust from corporations and governments.'

"QualiPSo members include corporations, universities, and public administrations (PA) of various kinds from 20 countries. The main industrial players are Mandriva, Atos Origin, Bull, and Engineering Ingegneria Informatica. While Qualipso founders include organizations from China and Brazil, the main project focus now is on Europe..."

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