European Open Source Observatory and Repository, EC considering Open Source Migration, German Migration Guide available: links 05-07-2008

The Open Source Observatory and Repository opens up – The OSOR provides a platform for the exchange of information, experiences and FLOSS-based code for the use in public administrations, everyone is invited.

EU: EC considers study on migration to Open Source – The European Commission seems considering doing research on whether it should migrate to Open Source software or not. Carlo Piana commented saying that the Commission should be more thorough in following their own policies.

EU: SUN and Novell to governments: there is plenty of Open Source supportSimon Phipps says there is enough support available for Open Source projects of any scale. It sounds a bit over optimistic.

DE: Manual for migrating to Open Source updated -The German Ministry of the Interior has published the third edition of its ‘Migrationsleitfaden’, a manual for public administrations  migrating to Open Source. The guide was first published in 2003. It has been downloaded 150,000 times so far and has been translated into several languages.

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