Brussels, 04 Apr 2005
The European Commission has published a call for tenders for a study on the economic impact of open source software on innovation and the competitiveness of the information and communication technologies (ICT) sector in the EU.
The study should analyse the economic impact of open source software (OSS) on the structure and dynamics of the ICT sector in Europe, and consequently in the overall economy. It should first draw the current picture with regards to the market share of OSS in the global and European software development market. It should then analyse the economic impact of the projected deployment of OSS in the ICT producing sector in Europe. The study should project the prospects for OSS in the short and long-term future, should describe different scenarios and identify relevant policy challenges. In this respect, it should seek the relevant competitive advantages of the European IT sector in this field, and should explore how such advantages could be further leveraged.
For further information, please contact:
Enterprise and Industry Directorate General
Directorate D, Unit
Attn: Mr C. Andropoulos
Rue de la Science
Fax: +32-2 296 7019
To see the full details of the call, please consult the following web address:
http:/// ted.publications.eu.int/udl?REQUE ST=Seek-Deliver&LANGUAGE=en&DOCI D=062181-2005
Remarks: The deadline for requesting tender documents is 11.5.2005.
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 17.5.2005.
Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Union at the reference below.