Monday, June 13, 2005

EC official says Europe is falling behind on open source - Computer

<>Jesus Villasante, head of the software development unit at the European Commission's Information Society and Media Directorate General, said Europe risks falling further behind the US and Asia if it does not take a more proactive approach to open source software.

"We have the impression that Europe is moving very, very slowly and our competitors are moving very fast," Villasante told visitors to theHolland Open Software Conference in Amsterdam.

<>"In the US most of the large companies have clear strategies to increase open source in their product lines," he continued. "In Asia and Latin America, we see that there are many national and regional projects to develop and to work on open source.

Hear that? Open source = economic impart. Its not me that's saying it, its the US market.

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