Monday, 31 October 2011 17:46
Osepa, a project on open source in public administrations funded in part by the European Regional Development Fund, is calling on public administrations to help with their survey.
"The results of this survey will help the Osepa consortium to understand the key factors relating to the use of free and open source software, and influence its future use by public administrations."
The survey was published a week ago and will run until 2 December 2011. "We hope that 1257 respondents will complete our survey. After one week we already collected 93", says a spokesperson for Osepa.
This consortium of public administrations in eleven EU member states, IT innovation centres and the university of Sheffield, says that it aims to "conduct a systematic debate among European public administrations supported by analysis and exchange of experience on the issue of free and open source software".
The results of the survey will be published in late March next year, at a conference in the city of Jihlava in the Czech republic. "We will also publish the results on our website and send them to a range of municipalities, open source developers and experts", adds the spokesperson.
The survey includes some twenty countries: those of the consortium partners itself and some of the neighbouring countries. "We would like to gather data from other countries as well but this is not foreseen in our budget."
The survey is meant for politicians, directors, heads of IT departments, senior public administrators and IT managers and IT staff.
Source: EDRI-gram „EU: Survey on open source in public administrations in the EU“ October 31, 2011