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Grafting American attitudes on European open source

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Big Money Matt Asay is fairly dismissive of European open source.

It lacks the killer instinct, he writes. The only way to graft that on is to bring the European to America. He cites Fabrizio Capobianco, CEO of Funambol, as an example.

He has a point, as my friend Roberto Galoppini demonstrated recently at OSIMWorld in Berlin.

Roberto held a workshop on bringing open source into the business model during the show, which was well attended. And he had all his facts in order, complete with attractive charts.

There’s your problem.




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Should European governments favor open-source software when they hold tenders for public contracts? Economists and policy-makers appear to think so, but industry giants, including Microsoft Corp., argue that this would be discriminatory and are considering legal action to prevent this from happening.

A public consultation on a new set of guidelines regarding software interoperability in the public sector in Europe closed this week, sparking submissions from 50 lobby groups and firms from all corners of the software industry.

The draft guidelines, known as the revised European Interoperability Framework (EIF), were drawn up by the European Commission. The EC said it worked closely with national governments from the European Union's 27 member states, many of which have already drafted their own guidelines based on what has been agreed at the EU level.

European open-source guidelines spark debate

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