Discrimination Against Open Source in Public Tenders, Hidden Costs of Proprietary Standards, Procurement and Open Source: EU open source links 01-11-2008

Many software tenders in EU maybe ‘illegal’ – Despite many may think there is no need to promote Open Source anymore, Rishab Gosh reported that software tenders often have either implicit or explicit bias for software brands or even specific applications.

Hidden cost of proprietary standards may lead to illegal tenders – According to the report, public administrations that are not selecting Open IT Standards when tendering software can cause contractual obligations to extend beyond the procurement period

Procurement and Open Source Software (2008) – draft versionThe guidelines in the study aim to provide practical guidance to policy makers, IT managers and procurement officials in their procurement processes.