Free and Open Source Software for Geomatics Conference FOSS4G 2010 Barcelona

JRC - European Commission is supporting FOSS4G

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The use of open standards and open source software is recommended by the European Interoperability Framework to support the delivery of pan-European eGovernment services to citizens and enterprises. Numerous initiatives of the EU institutions indicate their growing interest for open source software and within the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission its use is already widespread. In the context of the implementation of the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) the use of open source geospatial software is assessed and considered favourably alongside proprietary alternatives.
For these reasons JRC is happy to support FOSS4G.

Ioannis Kanellopoulos
European Commission DG JRC