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  • EOLE: Nov 29, 2010 - Nov 30, 2010

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EOLE, November 29 - 30 2010, Torino, Italy
« -: Sep 24, 2010, 23:42 »
Just over a year ago, the Piedmont Regional Council passed a law providing that: "the Region, in the process of choosing computer programs to acquire, prefers free software and programs whose source code can be inspected by the licensee". Whereas this choice was welcomed with enthusiasm by Free Software supporters and civil society, the Presidency of the Italian Council of Minister contested this law, by referring to the Constitutional Court in order to declare it unlawful. On 23 March 2010, the Court ruled that the preference for Free Software is legitimate and complies with the principle of freedom of competition. The Court clarified that “The concepts of Free Software and software whose code can be inspected do not refer to a particular technology, brand or product, but they rather express a legal feature".

Recently, the EU Commissioner for Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes emphasized the importance of free software and the initiative of EU Commission in the field (link).

The use of FLOSS in public administration is an important topic, which is subject to political debates, but also raises legal questions. This year, the EOLE event will be dedicated to the study of these questions, and will revolve around the following topics:

    * Passing laws in favor of FLOSS: how far is it possible and constitutional?
    * FLOSS and public procurement regulations compliance.
    * How should calls for tenders be drafted in order to not discriminate against FLOSS?
    * FLOSS licensing and E-government.
    * The use of FLOSS in public on-line services.
    * Government licensing their own software: practical cases and specific questions.
    * Public sector software distribution: is it fair competition with private sector?
    * Combining FLOSS licensing policy and a restricted circle of quality providers, is it possible?
    * The European Commission and Member states interoperability strategy (the role of FLOSS and open standards in public sector ICT).
    * The ISA programme and the harmonization of FLOSS best practices in Europe.

За повече информация: http://www.eolevent.eu/