case study, Interoperability costs, COSS joins FOSSBazaar, Open Source Public Procurement: European Open Source links, 29-11-2008

Katowice Municipality: saving public money with – The administration of the Polish city of Katowice introduced on its desktop computers, replacing proprietary office suites. Read the case study.

FI: Open Source resource centre joins Linux foundation working groupCOSS, the Finnish Centre for Open Source Solutions, became an associate partner of Fossbazaar.

Researcher: IT vendors should fix interoperability mess – Egyedi, a researcher of standards at the Technical University in Delft, the Netherlands, urges the IT vendors to fix the interoperability issues. She wants them to cooperate and support tests of conformance and interoperability of all the applications that support ODF, an initiative announced by standards organization Oasis last month.

Guidelines on software tenders ‘useful’ – Hungary, Latvia and the Netherlands say last month’s IDABC report ‘Guidelines on public procurement and Open Source Software‘ is useful.

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