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“Locked in” at the European Parliament – IT monopolies, open standards, open source and EU procurement policy Thursday 17 April 2008 9.00 – 13.30 European Parliament, Brussels, Room 1G2, ASP Building
At a press conference in the European Parliament today, the Greens called for an end to the Microsoft monopoly in the European Institutions. The Greens along with the organisation Open Forum Europe (1) presented a petition against the current situation.
The Open Parliament was officially launched during a press conference, held in the European Parliament and hosted by MEPs David Hammerstein and Eva Lichtenberger. Speakers from the three signatory organisations presented the objectives of the petition and called for supporters to join them in the call for open access to parliament.
BRUSSELS - A formal complaint has been lodged with the European Parliament over how its information technology systems rely almost exclusively on software manufactured by Microsoft.
Call for openess at EU
Or so they say . . . whoever, 'they' are.