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1 COSPA Consortium for Open Source in the Public Administration Paolo Zuliani Libera Università di Bolzano-Bozen, Italy

2 23/02/04 2 Basic facts (1/2) What: –A consortium for studying, evaluating, and supporting the introduction of Open Source Software and Open Data Standards in European Public Administrations Who: –15 European participants (Italy, Hungary, Denmark, UK, Ireland, Belgium) –3 international observers (Canada, New Zealand, UNESCO)

3 23/02/04 3 Basic facts (2/2) When: –January December 2005 How much: –Total cost: 4M –EU contribution: 2,6M

4 23/02/04 4 Overall objective To analyse and support the introduction of Open Data Standards and Open Source Software in European PAs Focus is on personal productivity and office automation applications (e.g. OpenOffice.org, desktop Linux)

5 23/02/04 5 Research Interoperability: –With legacy systems/DataBases –Across platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac) –Web accessibility –Data standards Cost/benefit analysis: –In which contexts is it possible to deploy OS? –Is it convenient ()? –Will we be able to offer the same level of service to users/citizens?


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