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The Digital Agenda and Free Software
The Digital Agenda and Free Software
The Digital Agenda and Free Software
The Digital Agenda and Free Software
The Digital Agenda and Free Software
The Digital Agenda and Free Software
The Digital Agenda and Free Software
The Digital Agenda and Free Software
The Digital Agenda and Free Software
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The Digital Agenda and Free Software

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European Legal Network Conference, 8 April 2011, Amsterdam

European Legal Network Conference, 8 April 2011, Amsterdam

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  • 1. European Legal Network Conference 8 April, Amsterdam The Digital Agenda and Free Software Carl-Christian Buhr European Commission (All expressed views are those of the speaker.)
  • 2. The European Commission is... <ul><li>...Policy Maker </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. Copyright & EIF/EIS & Community Patent </li></ul><ul><li>...Regulator </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. Antitrust & Merger Control , Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>...Funding Agency </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. Research & Innovation Funding </li></ul><ul><li>...Procurer </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. Internal IT </li></ul>http://ec.europa.eu/
  • 3. Neelie Kroes Maroš Šefčovič Digital Agenda Internal IT , ISA , etc. The College of Commissioners Joaquín Almunia Competition Michel Barnier IPR , etc. http://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/
  • 4. Legislators http://europarl.europa.eu/ http://consilium.europa.eu/ European Parliament Council of the European Union
  • 5. Advising on... Standards & Interoperability ICT Research Policy Cloud Computing etc. http://bit.ly/NeelieKroesEU , @ NeelieKroesEU http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda http://bit.ly/cc_buhr , @ ccbuhr
  • 6. Vision & action plan. 101 Actions e.g. Chapter 2 on Interoperability & Standards First Flagship Initiative of the EU2020 Strategy
  • 7. Policy Maker: DAE <ul><li>DAE 21 : Standardisation Reform [2011] </li></ul><ul><li>Boosting OSS through easier reference of open standards in procurement </li></ul><ul><li>DAE 23 : Guidance on ICT public procurement [2011] </li></ul><ul><li>How to analyse needs and reference relevant standards </li></ul><ul><li>DAE 25 : Explore Interoperability Measures [2012] </li></ul><ul><li>Early stages. Improvements would help OSS. </li></ul><ul><li>DAE 26 : Member States (MS) to implement EIF </li></ul><ul><li>DAE 27 : MS to implement Malmö and Granada declarations </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing process. Commission e.g. finances CIP-ICT-PSP pilot projects , convenes, supports MS. </li></ul>
  • 8. Policy Maker: ISA <ul><li>Interoperability Solutions for </li></ul><ul><li>European Public Administrations : 2010-2015, EUR 164.1m </li></ul><ul><li>DAE 24 : European Interoperability Framework [2010] </li></ul><ul><li>Elevates EIF status, OSS important factor </li></ul><ul><li>OSOR.eu : Open Source Observatory and Repository </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. Munich OSS developments </li></ul><ul><li>EUPL OSI-approved OSS license </li></ul><ul><li>SEMIC.eu : Semantic Interoperability Center </li></ul>
  • 9. Regulator <ul><li>DAE 22 : Promote standard-setting rules [2010] </li></ul><ul><li>New guidance e.g. on standard-setting clarifies </li></ul><ul><li>ex-ante disclosures and rules on IPR licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced obstacles for OSS </li></ul><ul><li>Additional steps coming? </li></ul><ul><li>Past and Future Antitrust & Merger cases </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft/Samba : GPL-compliant licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Oracle/Sun merger : OSS at the heart of the case </li></ul>
  • 10. Funding Agency http://www.openaire.eu http://europeana.eu FP7 ICT research projects encourage/demand OSS delivery e.g. Exa-scale computing call: “All software should be developed as open source.” (page 111) http://europeanalabs.eu/ EGI , PRACE , GEANT , etc.
  • 11. Procurer. A Windows problem?! <ul><li>Commission no pioneer for OSS on the desktop </li></ul><ul><li>Complexity of the issue should be acknowledged </li></ul><ul><li>Distinguish IT Strategy decisions & procurement rules </li></ul>link link link
  • 12. ...big mix with lots of OSS Strategy for internal use of OSS at the Commission: Comments? http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/informatics/oss_tech/index_en.htm
  • 13. <ul><li>Pointers </li></ul><ul><li>The Digital Agenda for Europe </li></ul><ul><li>http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Neelie Kroes Speech on DAE , Ch. 2 </li></ul><ul><li>http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=SPEECH/10/300 </li></ul><ul><li>ISA, OSOR.eu, SEMIC.eu </li></ul><ul><li>http://ec.europa.eu/isa , http://www.osor.eu/ , http://www.semic.eu/ </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts </li></ul><ul><li><web>http://bit.ly/{ NeelieKroesEU , cc_buhr }</web> </li></ul><ul><li><twitter> @ NeelieKroesEU , @ ccbuhr </twitter> </li></ul><ul><li><facebook> http://on.fb.me/Neelie_Kroes </facebook> </li></ul>

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