Open Source in EU Institutions!

There are some great news for Open Knowledge and Open Society coming from Brussels. On plenary last week, the European Parliament endorsed the proposal of the European Pirate Party for software, developed by and for EU institutions, to be made available primarily using Open Source solutions.

Free and open licences enable us all to use, share and upgrade them. They prevent vendor lock-in effects and at the same time encourage the free flow of trustworthy information. “It’s a milestone for transparent and open digitization of the European institutions” emphasised Marcel Kolaja, the Vice-President of European Parliament.

Source: website of the European Pirate Party