451 CAOS Theory: Open Source Tour of Europe: France
"France must also be considered one of the favourites to be
crowned EURO 2008 Open Source champion given the number of open
source-related policies, projects and vendors. It would almost be
easier to list the departments of the French government that have
not adopted open source.
"As long ago as 2001 the French Agency for Information and
Communication Technologies in the Administration announced that it
was promoting the use of open standards and open-source software in
e-government applications. The following year it published a guide
designed to help public sector entities choosing and using free and
open source software..."
451 CAOS Theory: Open Source Tour of Europe: Czech
"Publicly available information on Czech open source deployment
projects suggests that the country has had rather more luck when it
comes to open source.
"There was early success in 2003/4 when the Vysocina Region
deployed two open source-based projects: e-PUSA, the electronic
portal of the regional self-governments and KEVIS, the regional
registration and information system..."