The European Public Sector Open Source Opportunity

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While the EU increasingly recognizes the value of open source, the public sector is still behind in embracing open source software, with little contribution to the ecosystem and policymaking that inhibits its potential. This report examines the present-day trends, challenges, and opportunities for OSS adoption in this sector, emphasizing the need for a cultural shift in order for open source to reach its full potential in Europe.

Synthesizing case studies and interviews with subject matter experts, the report lays out resources to encourage greater public sector adoption, engagement, and participation. Read more about the needs and recommendations for the sector in the full report.


Cailean Osborne, Mirko Boehm, Ana Jimenez Santamaria (the Linux Foundation)

With a foreword by Gabriele Columbro, Linux Foundation Europe

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