EU Tenders Requiring Proprietary Software, Italian Regional Laws, EUPL 1.1: European links, 25-01-2009

HU: Government withdraws tender requesting proprietary softwareGijs Hillenius reported on the OSOR website the news that the Hungarian Central Board for Services withdrew a software tender violating Hungary’s regulations, as it is forbidden to refer to an actual brand (via glyn moody twitter).

IT: Venice region settles on open source and open standards – Yet another Italian region goes open. Wondering if any Italian analyst firm has been asked to benchmark laws and practices.

European Commission approves update of EU public licence
– Improving the EUPL was considered necessary following a Workshop organised by the European Commission in 2008, but, even if apparently the license has also been discussed with the Open Source Initiative, is not OSI approved yet.