The OSOR agency has published a study that should make it easier for public administrations in Europe to make decisions regarding open source software procurement.
on 04/27/2010 – Made popular on 04/27/2010
The Portuguese government agency for public procurement has published a list of open source applications it deems suitable for use by public administrations.
The selected open source applications are now part of the official software catalogue published by Portugal’s procurement authority, the Agência Nacional de Compras Públicas, ANCP.
OSOR reports that the attitude towards open source is changing in public administrations: "Public administrations are improving their opinion on open source, finds Vice-President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes.