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European Commission to increase its use of Open Source

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| The European Commission will take a more pro-active approach to its own use
| of Open Source and Open Standards. Xavier Heymans highlights the importance
| of a real and mature collaboration with communities where IT providers share
| their developments and adopt an "open source" philosophy.
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http://www.zeapartners.org/articles/ec008


Recent:

EU: Europarlement testing Ubuntu, OpenOffice and Firefox

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| The European Parliament's IT department is testing the use of GNU/Linux
| distribution Ubuntu, OpenOffice, Firefox and other Open Source applications,
| the British MEP James Nicholson explained last week in a letter to Italian
| MEP Marco Cappato. *
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http://ec.europa.eu/idabc/en/document/7565


Is Microsoft Now Banned from EU Contracts?

http://www.computerworlduk.com/toolb...=697&blogid=14


Euro MP thinks Microsoft should be banned from government contracts

http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...arliament-asks


Green MEP says Microsoft should be excluded from EU contract awarding procedure

http://www.heise.de/english/newstick...338/from/rss09


MEPs Question Microsoft's Eligibility for Gov't Projects

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| The Commission, which has not responded yet, is allowed a few weeks to reply.
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http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente..._projects.html
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